Colorado Springs, CO
20.500 x 30.000 cm.
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Cookies And Milk
Sculpture - Bas Relief Sculpture
One day outside of my window I found quite an enormous bug trying to get in through my screen. Being rather fond of bugs I decided to find out exactly what this creature was. To my chagrin I found that it was an assassin bug or kissing bug. Probably it was a hapless hitchhiker from the property below mine (a greenhouse which imported plants) and was drawn to the bird feeder outside of my window. Assassin bugs are predators as it turns out and what is more, while relatively benign in the North, they spread rather nasty illnesses in the Southern hemisphere.
While researching my unwanted guest I found something interesting out that set my mind to musing. If one kills an assassin bug and the result is black then the bug has been feeding on mammals. If however one disposes of the little nasty and the result is white, then said bug has been dieting on birds. With a bit of a shiver and a dark laugh, I found myself thinking about Oreo Cookies and in so doing COOKIES AND MILK was born.
In a kinder and gentler world, this assassin has taken some time off to enjoy a well-deserved snack. If this fellow should meet his demise . what then? A swirl perhaps ...
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March 5th, 2014
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