TOGETHER together

Date: 2009
Medium: Site-specific installation
Materials: Two lamp posts, two garden carts, pea gravel, river stones, and two artificial ficus trees
Dimensions: 4 & 6 feet tall (lamps and ficus trees), variable (garden carts)
Site: Radeke Garden at the RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI

TOGETHER together is an installation of pairs of ready-made objects that mirror the statures of the artist and her partner. The objects are identically designed, yet each pairing has one object that is one-third smaller in size than the other. This juxtaposition in scale prompts several questions about how one sees difference: Would they be overlooked if they were the same size? Why is it that a difference in size causes visible awareness? Does the smaller one seem really small and does the bigger one seem really big? Does it become cute to see them together? Does it become funny to see them together? Do the objects become depleted of their original purpose and exist only as spectacle when they stand next to each other?