Current Location:
Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall -> 3rd Floor (FINK)
Location Notes:
FINK; 3rd Floor; Conference Room 351

Phonoculator

Artwork
Medium:
Ceramic, Silver, Rubber, and Steel
Date:
2001
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7 in Width: 4 in
Note: Hoses ~15
Description:
Yellow heart shaped ceramic piece in center, with two rubber hoses extending from top and a bell shaped "speaker" at the bottom.
Historical Context:
"My work mutates the fantasies acquired from pop culture. By exaggerating common domestic objects with sexually pronounced forms, my sculptures illustrate a distorted fantasy that simultaneously addresses social and carnal desire. My work forces the real, sexual, and sensual experiences that we have with our socially imperfect bodies, to infiltrate a public atmosphere. By using seductive materials I simulate the softness of skin, the bulge of a bloated belly, or the pucker of an orifice, because these things transcend the cliché of popular culture. By pairing this vulnerable aesthetic with domesticated products, I hope to enhance the desirability of the objects, and introduce the realities of the body into the fashionable world." - Alison Luoma