Installation pieces are a little tricky – they are 3-dimensional pieces that often use the room/surrounding environment itself as part of the art. An example could be Maman, by Louise Bourgeois – the looming, tantalizing spider found outside the National Gallery of Canada, situated right here in good ol’ Ottawa.
It started with the Gourds. Bedazzled gourds, really – I bought a bunch of gourds for a total of 3 dollars, and then attempted to re-authenticate them in my own way, through painting, glueing and bedazzling.
AND THEN – something happened.
I looked over and saw an empty can of coke. The hamster started running around in my head, and the gears started turning.
Well . . .