"me, Me As A Goddess 5."
“Me as a Goddess” are self-portraits in the shape of approximately 16-foot monumental necklaces. In their reference to body ornaments they tweak and twit concepts about personal and social identity, fetishism and devotion.
“Me as a Goddess” is a series. Each piece is an encounter between words and nonverbal elements, things picked up and gathered on a daily basis within an ordinary itinerary, then assembled in the spirit of a physical diary. The title, a one-sentence poem made out of “found” words, provides each piece with the thread of a story; it does not describe the piece.
This project is a two-act play. Act One, engineering the sculpture; Act Two, pirating existing public commemorative sculptures. When the ornament and the ornamented are brought together, the enigma of the story initially set up for each ornament unravels, borrowing the recollection of public history as well as the artist’s personal memory. The necklace without a wearer, with its large scale, reveals the concealed presence of the divinity. An uncanny Goddess can alter her manifestation; now she disappears, now she is dog, bear, soldier or maiden.
"me, Me As A Goddess 5", 2009
Metropolitan Museum Tags, metallic chain and rings.
Installation on "Kossuth, Erected by a Liberty Loving Race of Americans of Magyar Origin to Louis Kossuth the Great Champion of Liberty", Riverside Drive at 113th street, NYC. Sculptor Janos Horvai.