MOTHER OF TWO, WIFE OF LOT


DECEMBER 2017
Time-based installation using ivy, twine, linen, beet pulp & juice, rock & table salt.

Recall the story of Lot’s wife in Sodom & Gomorrah. “Two angels arrived in Sodom, at eventide, and were invited to spend the night at Lot's home. The Men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and prompted Lot to offer up these Men/Angels; instead Lot offered up his two daughters but they refused. As dawn was breaking, Lot's visiting angels urged him to get his family and flee, so as to avoid being caught in the impending disaster for the iniquity of the city. The command was given, "Flee for your life! Do not look behind you, nor stop anywhere in the Plain; flee to the hills, lest you be swept away."[1]:465 Lot's wife rejected the command, so she was standing there while looking, and became a pillar of salt.” 
Blood-like liquid drips onto the pillar; pillar dissolves.
Created as final painting under Devan Shimoyama’s 2D Media Studio: Painting class.