Bodies of Desire (2001-2003)

Mixed media. Two rooms installation, overall dimensions 22’ X 22’. Viewers/participants may decide to enter either the black or white room first. Installed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Black Room:

West, north, and east walls, 3 graphite drawings (images 9-13) on Stone Hendge paper cut and glued to plywood. Drawings’ backgrounds are made out of black beans and soil, glued to plywood, 96” X 144”.

South Wall: The hole .25 diameter (glare of light) from the wall; it requires the viewer’s participation. The participants are invited to kneel down, to look through and try to find the small, self-portrait of the artist, 28″ X 22″ 16″ (image 13, 14, 15, and 16). When kneeling down the participants mimic the drawing’s gesture position. The white, pyramid shaped box contains the graphite (pencil) drawing.

Floor is covered with a black rug and remainder of the wall not covered with beans, and ceiling is painted black.

White Room: 

South wall, 1 graphite drawing (images 19 and 20) on Stonehenge paper cut and glued to plywood. Drawings’ Backgrounds are made of white beans and salt, glued on plywood, 144” X 46”.

West, north, and east walls, 3 hollowed pyramids, each tip of the pyramid have a black and white 35mm negatives. The viewer is invited to get closer (images 21, 22, and 23) and view either the male removing his clothes (images 24-25) or the two males becoming intimate (image 26).

Floor is covered with an off-white rug and remainder of the wall not covered with beans, and ceiling is painted dove white.