Marsha Kirk
Tips (detail)
2009
altered crayons
50 x 1 x 3/4"
I chose a moderate box of sixty-four crayons for this piece. Recalling the popular childhood enthusiasm for the brand-new crayon, I realized the tip itself has great significance. It embodies potential. Crayons come uniformly erect and static; the simple act of removing each tip at varying angles creates a dynamic interplay between them. The narrow ledge allows the viewer to scan this new socialization of objects. The tips begin to mimic friendship, romance, and gossip. There are cliques and outcasts, loners and leaders. The installation is random, offering a new display of social groups every time it is exhibited.




In the permanent collection of Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong
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