Pillow Talk, 2013

Pillow Talk (Black)
Pillow Talk (Pink)
Crystal Archive Prints
48 x 48 inches, each
Edition of 5, each
Published by Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art, NYC

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Artist Statement

In the spring of 2013, I was invited by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to create a site specific installation at Philip Johnson’s Glass House estate in New Canaan, CT. While developing what was to become SNAP!, I was allowed to explore David Whitney’s peculiar peony garden. I was immediately attracted to the humorous titles of the rare peony varietals that he maintained over the 40 years he was together with Phillip Johnson. This pair of "Pillow Talk" Peonies is meant to commemorate this partnership. I used the same technique of magnifying the reproductive organs I developed while using flowers from Claude Monet’s garden in my Seducer Series.