Possessed By The World
Price: $ 3,000
Size: 58” by 58”
Material: Magazines, tickets (to the zoo, to the movies), metro stop cards, train cards, party invitations, party ribbons, numerous plastic cards (hotel cards, credit card, party cards, discount cards), gum wrappers, pill packages, OCB wrappers, receipts, wool, oil paint, liquin, glue
Intent: This woman, constantly engaging in social activities and traversing the world, becomes possessed and consumed by commercialism. The wreath around her body, made entirely of receipts, reflects the values and aims of modern society. The mirror that she is holding is meant to reflect the viewer reminding us that this fixation is within us all.