porcelain, mirror, bronze
60” w x 33” h
Demi-Monde explores the perennial mystique of the depravity and decadence of hedonism and sensual pleasure. Cast, porcelain disco balls are glazed with precious silver and piled amidst sculpted, porcelain bones on a mirrored surface: a contemporary altar of black magic. Washed in the rising and falling hypnotic flow of water, the piece evokes life, death, and the waning days of an era of indulgence. A hexagonal mirrored plinth is both temptation- reflecting and drawing in the observer— and timepiece: the mirrored surface reflects the sky, revealing the passage of day and night in the movements and shifting light of the sun and moon.