Psychological and physical violence is an ever-present debilitating occurrence.
The event that inspired this object is the massacre at Tiananmen Square, China in 1989. The form of the bench is an abstraction of a defensive shield. The material is Kevlar, a lightweight bulletproof fabric many times the strength of steel lb/lb. I never imagined that bulletproof consumer products would no longer be ironic.
This piece was fabricated in 1999.
HOSTILE WORLD JEWELRY
I developed a line of products that raise awareness of the random acts of violence that occur everyday. The intent was to develop a symbolic and ironic set of objects that addressed the state of affairs in our violent world.
ATHENA COMIC BOOK
Developed a comic book with my friend Dan Beane to illustrate the powers of the bracelet.
Our “Wonder Woman” is called “Athena”.