Terror of Release

Installation for Flying House 2012


I chose to focus on the vignette of a boy about to drown and his terror based upon an excerpt from the short story Ugly as Sin by T Gillespie. Fortunately he was rescued and I interpreted it as being rescued from himself amidst the dual fear of the person rescuing him and the rescuee. Why be saved? Why save him? And therefore in my mind I regard the piece as how a person was rescued from drowning and how an ugly duckling became a swan but only after he nearly drowned himself.


14h x 12l x 12w feet, fabric, metal, clay, and projection