28 Aug Zozo Throne, 2000
Zozo Throne, 2000
Wood, clay, Bone & Mixed
47″ x 30″ x 30″
Collection: The Artist
This piece was made for 3 1/2 Months of Sundays at the Whale, a show of work by The Ever So Secret Order of the Lamprey at the Hyde Park Art Center, Hyde Park, IL.
The idea for this piece came when I saw a number of carved phalluses from Africa sitting grouped on a chair in a gallery. I created the piece as part of a series titled Geniuses Overlooked, altars dedicated to some remarkable individuals in history. This piece was for Charles Revlon’s altar.
The Ever So Secret Order of the Lamprey was a group of Chicago artists and non-artists who met weekly, bringing some creative expression based on a word chosen the previous week. The group was founded on the idea of making something creative but utterly non-commercial and unrelated to one’s career, a weekly act of creativity for its own sake. Read more about The Ever So Secret Order of the Lamprey in this Chicago Reader profile of the group.