Birdcage

Vinyl, Steel, Aluminum, Haitian Flower, Tibetan Orange, Brazilian Tan, Porcelain Skin, Plantation Tan, Perfect Tan, Authentic Tan, Nile River, Kauai, Irish Folklore, Winter in Paris, Brooklyn, Echo Park, Fiji, Antigua, Aztec Sky, Yucatan, Mayan Treasure, El Capitan, Paris, Himalayan Poppy, Kilimanjaro, Polo Tan, Ethiopia, Fire Island, Dark As Night, China White, Colonial White, Ivory Beauty, Ming Dynasty White, Ivory Tower, Byzantine Blue, Americana, Capri Cream, Mexican Moonlight, Navajo Sand, Syrian Violet, Granada, Chinese Lantern, French Stripe Red, Cherokee Red, Peking Orange, Indian White, New Colonial Yellow, Krypton, Icelandic, Cosmos, Kilkenny, Cyberspace, Wall Street, Pueblo, American Anthem, China Pattern, Life Force, New Orleans, Ultra Pure White
32 x 32 x 28 inches
2017
Birdcage extends the physical representation of color in a sculpture made from vinyl wall/ flooring base-transition. Each vinyl is custom-spray-painted and together form an organic flowery object. These colors are the same ones found in my two channel video, Colorbound. At the core lies an aluminum cast of Mao Zedong’s book of writings, also known in the West as the Little Red Book. Placed in the center of the sculpture, the aluminum object is removed of its original meaning while surrounded by a multitude of color strips. Much like feminist philosopher Marilyn Frye’s description of metal wires in relation to the whole of a birdcage, the individual colors act as a “network of systematically related barriers, no one of which would be the least hindrance... but which, by their relations to each other, are as confining as the solid walls of a dungeon.”

Other Works


  1. Dong Xuan
  2. What Kind of Ancestors Will We Become?
  3. Martha
  4. Survivors of a Lying Species
  5. Everything Is A Decaying Lump of Now
  6. Goose and Crocodile
  7. Disoriental Flavors (after Edward Said)
  8. The Immortal Gold Rabbit
  9. Welcome To Jungle Florida
  10. Colorbound
  11. Birdcage
  12. Colonial White
  13. China White
  14. Hanging Fruit
  15. The Impossibility of Home
  16. Reading the Rainbow
  17. Good Vibrations
  18. Intergalactic Immigration Office
  19. Vibrating Pink Egg
  20. Skinny Dipping
  21. White Lie
  22. Who’s Afraid of Chinatown Orange?
  23. Parental Guidance
  24. Movable Wave
  25. Portal
  26. Augmented Door
  27. Impermanent Infinity
  28. Expanded Field
  29. People Take Warning: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs
  30. Day of the Painter
  31. Oedipal Art Wrestling
  32. I’M RESIGNING, I’M HEREBY OFICIALLY TENDERING MY RESIGNATION AS AN ADULT!
  33. Longing for the stars, Longing for the moon
  34. All work and no play makes art a dull boy