COPIOUS TROPHY

INCA: Institute for Neo Connotative Action. Detroit, USA
July 22-August 5 2012

We purchased on the internet a hand painted
"old masters" photo backdrop and a customized
do-it-yourself trophy kit. Victory trophies
transferred from actual body parts such as skulls or
hands to symbols such as cups, crowns and balls.
Today's trophies are inflated to include mundane
business and sport victories. The practice of taking
body parts as spoils of war is nearly universal.
Determining who is an enemy, and thus a potential
trophy, is a complicated sociological construction.
In pre-colonial America, for example, groups who
spoke the same language often formed alliances with
one another in order to attack the "scalpables", those
who did not speak the same language.



Copious Trophy

Copious Trophy
Hand painted "old masters" photo backdrop, three customized
do-it-yourself trophy kits, bricks wrapped in pages from the
Wall Street Journal, scrapped copper pipe, found boot, found
glove, found hardhat and snapdragon. 
2012 


Copious Trophy



Copious Trophy



Copious Trophy



Copious Trophy



Copious Trophy



Copious Trophy



Ikebana 12

Ikebana No. 12
Cut flowers in Pewabic vase.
2012


Ikebana 13

Ikebana No. 13
Twigs and frame.
2012