Kalliphobia


Kalliphobia, 2006, Ceramic, rubber, metal, photographic print on postcard, ink, 36 x 11 x 8"

The hand written text cut out of rubber is from a line in Arthur Rimbaud's poem of 1873, A Season in Hell:

"One day I sat Beauty on my knees, and I found her bitter, and I abused her."

"I felt this expressed the attitude of the later Dada artists exactly. They found beauty bitter because they were embittered by a society that venerated beauty. In unleashing a terrible war, it abused justice. In symbolic retribution, the artists abused beauty." - Arthur C. Danto about this quote written in an article titled "Kalliphobia in Contemporary Art", Art Journal, 2004

Kalliphobia (Detail), 2006, Ceramic, rubber, metal, photographic print on postcard, ink, 36 x 11 x 8"