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My Mud Story, Detail
My Mud Story, Detail
Acrylic on brown paper with papier-mâché figure
80” x 36” x 3.5”
2006

A figure is trapped and bound, suspended in front of a backdrop of brown mud. Curled up like a baby, comforted in the muck, the viewer is pulled into the scene.

My Mud Story is the basis for a dialogical project in which I invite viewers to respond to the piece. Curious about what my personal stories trigger in others, I set out cards asking viewers to tell me their mud stories. Participants at two viewings offered over twenty mud stories. With this project I am exploring how meaning is transferred between artist and audience.