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32.000 x 32.000 x 10.000 inches
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Sculpture - Mixed Media Assemblage
I like to play with opposites in my artwork, and realized that sex is in opposition to death, and that there could be several visual levels to show their interrelations.
"Morte Concubitu" is Latin for "having sex in death" and the title of this icon: a yin/yang design with 2 skeletons laying, engaged in mutual oral sex (fruit symbolizing genitals). The skeletons lay in a bed of flowers which further emphasize the yin/yang shape and flow of energy from genitals to mouth. Flowers unify sex and death in that they are integral parts of dating and funeral rituals. It's also notable that the slang term for this sex act, "69", looks like a kind of numerical yin/yang itself.
March 27th, 2011
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