63 Objects Taken from my Son's Mouth

2011 - 2012 / acorn, bolt, bubblegum, buttons, carbon paper, chalk, Christmas decoration, cigarette butt, coins (GBP, USD, EURO), cotton reel, holly leaf, little wooden man, sharp metal pieces, metro ticket, nuts, plastic “O”, polystyrene, rat poison (missing), seeds, slide, small rocks, specimen vial, sponge animal, sticks, teabag, wire caps, wooden block / size laid out as shown 40" x 40" x 1"

Sixty-three objects that I had to take out of son's mouth on safety grounds, between the ages of 8 - 15 months.  The collection indirectly documents those months of our lives in small objects.  The collection includes currency from the US, England and France, cigarette butts and beer bottle lids, and odds and ends from underneath the working table where we made Mysterious Letters (Paris).

Made during An Artist Residency in Motherhood.

Exhibited at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 2013. Currently on show at State of the Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas.

Published as a limited edition artist book available here.