Ugly Facts

“The tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Henry Huxley

The Ugly Facts works are made up of the life-size tiles and the miniature or enlarged copies thereof. The tiles chosen are very specific and limited in number. The pieces are more like "blasons anatomiques - poetic tributes to the individual parts of the female body... These can be blazons in praise, laudatio, or counterblazons in blame, vituperatio, expressing the spectrum from adoration to revulsion." (Adam's Navel, A Natural and Cultural History of the Human Form by Michael Sims)


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Exhibition View

New Works, ADA Gallery
2004

 
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Marbled with Column

Marbled: pigmented FGR-95 and fiberglass, 9" x 20" x 23", Column: polyurethane elastomer skin and foam rubber, 11’9” x 16” x 16”
2004

 
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Twin "A" with Seat and Column

polyurethane elastomer skin and foam rubber, Twin “A”: 5'5 x 16" x 16", Seat: 24" x 16" x 16", Column: 11’9” x 16” x 16”
2004

 
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Twin “B” with Seats

polyurethane elastomer skin and foam rubber, Twin B: 5'2" x 21" x 21", Seats: 13" x 21" x 21"
2004

 
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Twin "B" with Seat

polyurethane elastomer skin and foam rubber, Twin “B”:5'2 x 21" x 21", Seat: 13" x 21" x 21"
2004

 
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Marbled

pigmented FGR-95 and fiberglass, 9" x 20" x 23"
2004

 
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Twin "A"

polyurethane elastomer skin and foam rubber, 5'5" x 16" x 16"
2004

 
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Seat

polyurethane elastomer skin and foam rubber, 13" x 21" x 21"
2004

 
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Stitch, Decaysia, and Slab

pigmented FGR-95 casting, oiled and waxed, each 25” x 27” x 6”
2005

 
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Stitch, Decaysia, and Slab

pigmented FGR-95 casting, oiled and waxed, each 25” x 27” x 6”
2005

 
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Stitch

pigmented FGR-95 casting, oiled and waxed, 25” x 27” x 6”
2005

 
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Decaysia

pigmented FGR-95 casting, oiled and waxed, 25” x 27” x 6”
2005

 
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Slab

pigmented FGR-95 casting, oiled and waxed, 25” x 27” x 6”
2005

 
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Decaysia

pigmented FGR-95 casting, oiled and waxed, 25” x 27” x 6”
2005

 
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Stitch

pigmented FGR-95 casting, oiled and waxed, 25” x 27” x 6”
2005

 
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Stitch

pigmented FGR-95 casting, oiled and waxed, 25” x 27” x 6”
2005