Lovelorn Walls

Vitreous China, 84" x 36" x 57", 2003-2004

Fabricated during a residency at the Kohler plumbing fixture factory in Wisconsin, Lovelorn Walls acknowledges the use of vitreous china for the seemingly dissimilar uses of plates, toilets, and architectural tiles.  This installation is located in the bathrooms of the Tacoma Trade & Convention Center.  Here, the toilet partitions are made from ceramic blocks imply edibility through utensil like spigots that appear on a few of the blocks.   Those with this protrusion have deflated slightly and the space between them turns from a line into a pocket.  In these voids, a few quiet moments of caulk were applied with a cake decorator to imply sweetness.