Untitled (Phantom Phallus) #1, 2020
Tattoo on silicone
4 ¾ inches x 1 ¾ inches x 1 ¾ inches
Untitled (Phantom Phallus) is a work in progress series. It is the individualized and reinvented material object existing as archival specimen of play within the boundaries of real and imagined, paralleling notions of gender. #1 attempts to question the form through language found on https://cloneawilly.com/ where customers' most FAQ was: What if I'm Curved? Destabilizing meaning and material, shifting the referentiality of the phallus, and filling in the representational gap are key components of this piece. It takes on a playful and empathetic perspective that subverts ideas of the assumable via age old cultural phenomena (tattoos and dildos) and semiotics.
Exhibited at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design's 2021 All School Show.