Love Token (engagement rings #1 - 5)
Ferrero Rocher chocolate wrappers, Russell Stover chocolate boxes, Hershey's Pot of Gold chocolate boxes
2 1/8" x 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" each
This body of work explores human interaction with objects, specifically the interaction of our lips with objects. While examining the psychological and sociological potency of chocolate in the pieces entitled Love Tokens, I became aware of the sensual power of our lips. This culminated in Chocolate, a collaborative interactive installation comprised of a series of impressions made in the gold foil wrappers of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. The impressions are of puckered lips or teeth. In its use of repetition, mass quantities of "faux" gold foil, reference to chocolate and to the mouth, the installation speaks of consumption, indulgence, passion, and consumerism.