This installation was my MFA thesis project at Montana State University in 1997 and is loosely based on Hindu cosmology’s three main deities representing Birth, Sex and Death. The installation includes a long plastic sewer pipe of running water that emerges from the “vaginal birth canal”, then winds around the “sex stage” with mechanical moving snake arms and empties into the skull of the “death stage”. The materials and dimensions are as follows:
- Birth Stage: copper, ceramic, lichens, latex, sprouted barley, flowing water, light, steam.
- Sex Stage: Styrene and urethane foams, wax, latex, acrylic, steel, plastics.
- Death Stage: steel, ceramic, plastics, copper, imitation gold leaf, lead, soil, light, water.
Overall installation is approximately 20 ft. x 30 ft. x 10 ft. high.