Puffy Lips Art Installation for event ’22hours experiment’
The idea behind art installation “Puffy Lips” was to connect subjects you can find in almost all artworks of mine: feminine world, their consumerism, artificial beauty. This time I have used inflated latex gloves as a reference to plastic surgery. Main idea: Inflated gloves = inflated lips. Installation duration 1 day = beauty is temporar.
Worldwide widespread of plastic surgery doesn’t surprise one anymore. That’s no longer a luxury product. It’s no longer available only for the rich. Now it’s for everybody. But still, this ‘Elixir of youth’ is being associated with wealthiness, success and happiness.
Plastic surgery inflates and stretches lots of things: with lifted facial skin a person looks like with mask, unnatural bust size attracts, duck lips are becoming common sense of these days.
By creating art installation “Puffy Lips”, I wanted to connect subjects you can find in almost all artworks of mine: feminine world, their consumerism, artificial beauty with the over-trend of inflating our own bodies. My interpretation of this was to use inflated latex gloves to create lips art object.
Dimensions: 4m x 2,5m;
Latex gloves were used: 533 pcs. 116 pcs. of blue, 147 pcs. of black and 270 pcs. of white.
Duration: 1 week to make /14 hours to inflate.
Art Installation was presented 2015 08 22 13.30 during 2ru2ra event 22hours experiment.
Photo gallery of this art installation
The Making of Puffy Lips Art Installation
Preparation work at my studio:
2ru2ra ’22hours experiment’
Art object was presented during 2ru2ra event ’22hours experiment’.