Mexico Installation,Close Up
9' x10 ' sculpture, paper mache figure with plaster casted hands, light box constructed from wood and plexiglass are the central objects.
The Sin Eater cafe is a mixed media interactive installation that invites the viewer to rid themselves of their sins by writing them on pasta and feeding them to this mythological iconic figure: Nonna Sin Eater who is half dolphin, half Italian grandmother. She in turn offers you some red wine (symbol of blood), ossa dei morti (bones of the dead) cookies and a quote from Mary Daly (radical feminist theologian)who urges women to sin. She speaks in Italian through a motion sensor device : " Sei in portento! Siete amore stesso!" ( translation: You are special, you are love itself).
This sculpture stems from my work as an expressive arts psychotherapist, my interest in shamanism and my Italian cultural roots. Sin eater is another word for a shaman, a wounded healer and someone who transmutes negative energy.
Sin Eater Cafe
A parachute tent housing a 5 1/2 foot plywood black board silhouette Buddha standing in a steel horse feeding trough filled with water and flowers. The participants (2 at a time) crawl in and draw with chalk on the board - then erasing with sea sponges accompanied by ambient music.
This interactive installation is intended to create a space that awakens the senses and invites something to come forward, to be expressed and then wiping the slate clean.
Tabula Confessional Silhouette