Silvia Plath's Table
Medium:Cast Handmade Paper
Height: 50 in
Width: 38 in
Yellow tinted handmade paper with relief images of four table legs with the side of a table top above them.
"Every society/culture uses some sort of table for various needs or activities. A person in Libya may simply use the ground as a table for mealtime while Queen Elizabeth may eat on a 14th century elaborately carved and gilded table. And, in between, we all use different tables for a variety of purposes. In some of these works I imagined tables that famous writers have used. For example, what might Dorothy Parkes' table look like or Jane Austen's or Antonin Artaud's? Also, I explore versions of the Parsons Table, deconstructing, rearranging or omitting parts. Occasionally I detour to a conceptual idea as in the work "Table This". The Parsons Tables are positioned in a distressed textural surface quite unlike the actual smooth surface of a Parsons Table."- Va. de Pintor