*2020 New York Community Trust Van Lier Artist Fellow

Artworks

‘Wax Monument IV (Free Wax)’, 2020Wax; wicks; and mulchFlag: 72 × 132 × 8 inches, Queens Mulch Map: 180 × 180 inches
Images by Nicholas Knight Studio; KMDeco Creative Solutions: Mark DiConzo; and Sara Morgan

About ‘Wax Monument IV (Free Wax)’

A monument to living history, this wax flag can be set alight from multiple-wicks and rests perpendicularly upon a pulverized black dirt base shaped like the borough of Queens. Rendered in black and white, the wax flag is reminiscent of – but not equivalent to – the U.S.’s own flag and emblem of patriotism. Alive with transformative potential, the work invites participation, mark-making, melting, and molding of a malleable symbol.

Audio Guide

To hear the artist speak about their work, dial (646) 217-4440 then press 2 and the “#” key. Or click below.

Para escuchar sobre la obra de arte en español, marque 646-217-4440, luego presione 22 y la tecla numeral.

 

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Exhibition

‘MONUMENTS NOW: Call and Response’