Portfolio > THE DESK | 2010 (click to expand project)

The Desk (My Friends & Me)
42 x 50 x 26 inches

The Desk consists of a twenty-one cast-resin bottles embedded in a desk. Suspended in each cast bottle is cast offs and detritus I've pocketed during an ongoing series of studio visits with admired friends.

A small sampling of the collected objects includes butterfly wings, cigarette butts, horsehair, river mica and fake teeth.

There is a chaotic system of resin-and-detritus-filled tubes connecting the bottles. A plaster cast of my face sits on the lower platform, sucking up the combination of all the bottles' contents through a main tube. A spotlight directed a the mirror refracts light through the work.

Photos: Lauren Coleman