Holbein’s Teratoma

Completed: 2010

Details: Vinyl waste weed ball.

Smile is accompanied by a crude, tumor-like red ball of vinyl sitting in the middle of the gallery floor. Entitled, Holbein’s Teratoma, the sculpture is made of the vinyl waste of the wall installation, Smile. Holbein’s Teratoma has a brooding physical presence underscored by its construction of the negative space between the words, suggesting a kind of physicality that language cannot represent.