Sour Milk, 2017

Sour Milk is a sculpture of a lemon with a nipple displayed alongside a glass of lemon juice and milk. It is a temporal piece that hinges on the liquid curdling over time and allowing viewers to hold the sculpture with the intent that they caress the object. It is meant to provoke feelings of inappropriateness and sexuality at the crossroads of “neutral” imagery. I draw from a play on words such as “ripeness” being able to describe fruit and womanhood while calling attention to bodily functions. One in particular is the act of breastfeeding and how imagery of breasts are sexually stimulating that contradicts their nurturing qualities.

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