This rabbit mask was fired before the Christmas, but I only saw it last Friday. Studio technician was off sick just before the holiday; so the kiln was only emptied last week. It looks spooky. I wanted to express vast emptiness of 1980's consumerism, but he now looks like bronze or burnt and exhausted from its materialism. Some readers might remember that this rabbit has a upheaval history. I originally wanted to make him white, but 'the white slip' I used was polluted, it became sky blue instead. It was terribly patchy and ugly too.
|Inspired by Warhol's 'Diamond dusted shoes' by Midori Takaki|
|Rabbit mask by Midori Takaki|