Ruining Wonder

This future-past monument is an ambiguous architectural structure inspired by Wonders of the Ancient World (specifically the Temple of Artemis, The Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon), parade floats, sacrificial altars and wedding cakes. Constructed from molded styrofoam appliance packaging, the surfaces are transformed to resemble human flesh using a palette of cosmetics which simulate bruising and blushing. The form is repeatedly punctured with quills of cocktail party souveniers and luncheon sandwich skewers. It is crawling with sporadic clusters of barnacles made of confections’ wrappers lined with bobbles and beads.


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