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On the Rocks

On the Rocks


Conceived in 2020, this assemblage is a metaphor for the disruption and chaos caused by Covid-19 and our inability to control our lives.


Water overflows this bathtub even though the plug has been pulled. Fabric is sewn to mimic ocean waves as the many shades of blue — pale, teal, aqua, sapphire — reinforce the aquatic theme.


It was inspired by a miniature crate of fish on ice and the phrases: “vodka on the rocks” and “a ship on the rocks”. Just like a ship on the rocks, we are at the mercy of nature. As the water spills over the rim of the bathtub, it carries with it a bottle of Absolut vodka on a raft of clear “ice”.


The two items firmly attached to the wall — the miniature crate of fish and the cheery necklace segment — offer some hope of constancy. The necklace segment is designed with freshwater pearls and Murano glass. Additional materials in the assemblage include dollhouse miniatures, velvet, porcelain, paper, mirror, and resin.


Custom framed with museum glass in a sophisticated deep wooden frame in collaboration with Chevy Chase Art Gallery, Washington, DC.


Frame color: Silver

Size (in inches): 9 x 12 x 4

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