Idols XL-XS

IDOLS XL and XS are two series of expanding monumental and minuscule images, respectively. They provide a commentary on images of women, ranging from today’s cigarette lighters and souvenirs to ancient figurines, some dating back as far as years, that are carved in stone or ivory and on display in museums.
The object’s original purpose, whether we are talking about today’s kitsch or a prehistoric artefact, is not relevant to me here. I appropriate these images by focusing on their visual features, and then breathe fresh life into them by casting them in different materials and formats. Ignoring an item’s original context, such as its material, and its historical or political significance, will enable us to explore, both individually and collectively, the significance of the ‘Venus phenomenon’.

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