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Bellyband
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Bellyband
(detail)





Bellyband (detail)





Bellyband (detail)

Bellyband (2002) dyed marmot, thread, wood, desk, Installation at Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Bellyband harnesses the organic and man-made worlds, the natural and artificial. Utilizing the space within the groove that encircles the gallerist Richard Heller's desk, I created panels covered with the leather underside of fur pieces that have been industrially stitched together. This veined veneer mimics the wood grain in its appearance, as well as the contradictions that accompany its functionality and symbolism - as a living entity altered and repurposed for "man-made" products that hint at and create nostalgia for the natural world.

Bellyband (detail)