Reveal 2013
Steel  16'x9'x2'h 

A zipper is a common, functional item, performing to keep clothes covering a body, helping to contain our nudity.  Monumentalizing this tiny, otherwise inane piece of aperture brings heightened attention to its important role. What a zipper holds back, conceals and reveals can also be considered. The closed zipper representing chastity, while the open end relating to fornication. The sculpture is intentionally designed to look like a body laying with "legs" spread open, reinforcing the idea of a zipper as a sexual icon.  The work can also be interpreted as a reaction to commercialism and advertising, and the obviousness of selling sex. 

 

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