Mother & Child
scissors, twine, plasti-dip, 30 x 10 x .75
As subject, ‘mother and child’ has a rich past in the art world. The unique, powerful, even mystical bond is one often explored throughout the ages. My version finds scissors standing in for the two roles. The variation in size references the adult/child dynamic. Like an umbilical cord, the twine connects the two physically while inferring an emotional connection as well. The repetitive layers of plastic coating poses the question – does the coating protect the relationship or keep it from functioning? Furthermore, is the inherent sharpness of the scissors a risk to severing the bond? No matter what, scissors are never singular. They are always plural, just like mother & child.