This piece is about the tragic mania of addiction. The tapestry itself, depicts a young woman shooting heroin in a... Read More
This piece is about the tragic mania of addiction. The tapestry itself, depicts a young woman shooting heroin in a bathroom somewhere in the city. During her high, she's floating in the sky while sitting on the toilet with the look of loss upon her face. She's floated to the steps of the City Hall, bringing her problems there. The bright green and blue zig-zag lines are positioned around her highlighting the disorientation and relentless cycle of chasing the fantasy of happiness through a high.
I created an installation around it accompanied by a sculptural glowing city on the floor to the side of the tapestry. It was my intention with the mural to allow the lines of the woven tapestry to expand out onto the gallery walls. It was my hope to enhance the unreal, detached experience of the addict with my continuation of these expanding fantasy patterns. The patterns themselves represent the endless, self-destructive patterns of someone who is addicted and sick.