Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Coco Tuesday

For a brief time, we had an art installation in our central gallery. I believe it was a statement about the digestive act and the cycle of life and the futility of dental hygiene, but I may be mistaken.
In any case, I realized that it would be hard to get it into a museum because it is one of those thoughtful pieces which refuse to let you define where “art” ends and “regular life” picks up.
Also, the label itself would be a nightmare for a curator:
“Did You Floss?”
Coco – Nov. 2006
Mixed media (Sodium Fluoride, Sorbitol, Water, Hydrated Silica, Glycerin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Flavor, Xanthian Gum, Sodium Saccharin, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 3 [phew])
on Polyurethane.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Boy is he good, you never thought of that kind of art. Your specialty was locking yourself in rooms. Remember Mama Ruth's bathroom with no window so that a locksmith (in the form of housemeister) had to come and take the door off the hinges, then there was the time in Peru in the maids room up on the top floor, Tina had to climb through a small window to unlock the door. So be glad Coco's specialty is only art even if it is in the form of using toothpaste