Date: 2012 - 2013
Materials: Two steel stools on a rotating platform, two wool pea coats with knit scarves on dress forms
Dimensions: 4 feet in diameter, 40 inches tall (stools), 4 feet tall & 6 feet tall (dress forms)
Display looks at how the conspicuous display of short and tall pairings of otherwise identical ready-made objects become anthropomorphized and lose their utilitarian function. The installation's showroom display is meant to both attract and unsettle the viewer's gaze. Attract in the sense that a retail display creates desire: a desire to look longer at them and a desire to own them. Unsettle in the sense that because the objects have been anthropomorphized, their display conjures historic imagery of the human body as spectacle - especially the contrast between unusually large and small adult bodies exhibited for viewer amusement in the ‘freak shows’ of the 19th century.