IN THE GARDEN STATEMENT

Ever since the Garden of Eden, naughty Eve has been paying the price for convincing Adam to eat the forbidden fruit. It wasn't until the middle ages that this notorious fruit became an apple, illustrating this seminal event for a world of illiterates. Artists chose the shiny, plump, familiar red fruit which I am using to represent the beginning of  gender disparity. 

I pierce the skin of every day apples with  the word “EVIL” via laser etching, hand carving, pins, nails, etc. I photograph them in settings with gender, bible or fairy tale associations. Then the marked apples are made into permanent sculptures in jars of alcohol or they are freeze-dried as a metaphor for how our modern society preserves ancient stereotypes of male and female roles.

 
 little girl holding an apple laser etched with the word evil
 
 
 
Laser Etched Apple in Alcohol and "Mini Edens" with freeze dried laser etched apples with silk flowers and plastic bugs



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