Wendy Mayer

Gold Watch

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Gold Watch
Wendy Mayer
Gold Watch
2012
Wax, acrylic eyes, wigs, mannequins, chair, needles, gold watch
100 x 61 x 61cm

Mayer has said that her work ‘plays with our perception of children as innocents’, and her sculptural dioramas draw parallels between childhood and violence; there’s fear lurking within. Mayer’s homage to artist Louise Bourgeois – the queen of the disquieting familial drama – takes the form of a giant ball of dark material, studded with pins. The artist’s head pokes out from atop a feathered collar, smiling to herself as though delighted with the unspooling disquiet around her.

Text by Ben Street


     
 


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