I create sculptures by assembling everyday objects. I give these a new meaning by attaching a title and an accompanying poem. For example: a broom standing in a little red boot is titled ‘Wildchild’ (‘Wildebras’) a one-legged girl with a wild bunch of hair.
She is fighting with the boys on the playground. Fists are flying, angry cries ring through the air. Courageous as a lioness she protects her lunchbox. In it are carrots, pinecones, and also a golden vial containing a pink fluid. Her teacher gave it to her as a present: “One drop a day will make you hair hard and stiff as a helmet, to protect the soft stuff inside your skull.” This man now hears her shouting for help. He casts a glance out of the window at her attackers. It is enough. Charred remains are scattered by the breeze.
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