Patent Pending in Lubbock

Hairy Book Crack
Hairy Book Crack

Review of the show Patent Pending where I exhibited Hairy Book Crack. Each piece was based on a 1960’s patent book. I opened mine to a page depicting a male toy robot equipped with all the right anatomy. I proceeded to remove pages before this entry to shred. I replaced the pages in their shredded state in the middle of the book. Then I painted them black to gently reference human body hair. I think transforms the book into a body itself. Additionally, the seeming growth of hair in the book crack in this case references age. As the book gets older, the more it is neglected, the more the hair grows. People move on to new products over time. These stale patents are captured in time, documented yet neglected. They persist despite being old and out of date.