When the Hush Fell Upside Down

sculpture and artist book
medium: acrylic and linen thread
edition size: 3

Closed: 14 in. x 7 in. x 2 in.
Open: 14 in. x 15 in. x 15 in.

It’s every ego’s dream to dazzle an audience into audible gasps of astonishment, but when something goes awry, the shock and awe is followed by a quick intake of breath and stunned silence. Major egg on your face. It’s the kind of hush that feels like it’s falling upside down in slo-mo. Not because you failed, but because you succeed so well that you somehow crossed a line you didn’t see coming. Some things you recover from and some things you can’t. When the Hush Fell Upside Down suggests that we have the ability to use our powers for good, but when ego is blind, things can go topsy-turvy.

Included in Lightweight, Hambidge Art Center, Rabun Gap, GA, 2016; and Versions of Truth, 1740 Gallery, 2018.

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