Potion for a Heartbreak

2020/2021

gold box, ceramic, wood altar, gold lame' altar cloth,

bubble gum dust, lock of hair, broom

performance in perpetuity

15.5 x 10 x 4.5 in

I have a habit of looking for antidotes to what often seems unbearable.  Potion for a Heartbreak materializes as a remedy or relief for what has been lost.  Arranging objects and materials into a space for personal contemplation, the work is activated through performative ritual,  grief transforms to hope..  

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The portable altar and devotional objects are housed in an archival box.  Once removed and arranged, a place is designated for personal contemplation and conjuring.

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video, digital capture of private ritual including clay vessel, gold lame altar cloth,  lock of white hair, bubble gum dust, plastic flowers and tobacco.       

00:00:19 looping video