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Toxic Playground 2017. Wool Felt, Safety Fabric, Charcoal Foam, and Muslin. 90x72x18 in.

Toxic Playground is a place of comfort, almost. The audience can lay, sit, or stand on the work. This is pleasant, although it disturbs the work, and alters the topography of the represented landscape. The faint smell of “new car”, an intentionally made version of the smell of off-gassing plastic, wafts off the piece beneath them. The smell and bright colors indicate toxicity, calling into question the comfortable experience.

Photo Credit PD Rearick