Hand-blown glass, steel harness, wire, theatrical spot light. 60 in.
Molded directly from a 1970’s Judy, a dressmaker’s dummy is hand-blown out of glass. The singular act of expelled breath creates a form arrested at its moment of inception. Paradoxically the dummy, intended as an instrument of mass production, is imperfectly materialized as a transparent and non-functional object that acquires a life of its own. Conceived from the artist's interest in the history of the automaton, and insistence on probing a relation between animate and inanimate, this work is a reflection upon "L'Ève future," by Villiers de l'Isle-Adam.