Perhaps Not The Model Sentiment Of Devotion

Diana Shpungin, Perhaps Not The Model Sentiment Of Devotion, 2022
Hand applied abaca paper on aluminum blinds with rose, strawberry, white, and clear quartz
140 x 50 x 72 inches

A set of aluminum blinds are meticulously veneered by hand in a custom graphite abaca paper.  The blinds are disheveled and hang onto the floor, holding a variety of large hand polished quartz crystals, suspended as if they’ve plummeted through the window.  The crystals’ supposed calming and romantic qualities further complicate the fraught relationship between the natural and the manufactured objects as well as the implied relationship between the thrower and the target.

photography: Etienne Frossard