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mama|‘ɱɐɱɐ|まま

Acrylic paint, American Standard™ toilet, composted soil, cotton denim, “I love mommy, I love daddy” polyester fabric, Roll Reserve by Mainstays™, stream water, Walmart™ orchid, wire, water, and wild forest plants.

26 x 62 x 28 inches. October 2020 - August 2023.

“Mama” brings a toilet from the curb to the artistic sphere, the battleground for a living “ikebana” of wildflowers.

An accompanying essay was published in "The New Twenties Issue II: Dada," an online magazine. Read the original text here.

Left to grow in the woods its plant inhabitants were forcibly harvested, the sculpture took this form in August 2023: