Heather COX

Eyes embody our most ancient of maps. They are a territory with which we are intimately familiar. We feel an instant connection. Bows are decorative, throwaway elements we perch upon wrapped objects. Their presence announces this is a gift. By combining these elements I want to make it irresistible not to walk up and take a closer look. I have always been intrigued with art that stares back. Each of these little “see creatures” is made using color photographs and brass paper fasteners. The wall they inhabit is a funky, theoretical mega-gift that addresses how we simultaneously announce and conceal our gifts. This project takes a deeper look at what is actually exchanged.

Rapt: 13,000 Eyes, 2000
Heather COX Rapt: 13,000 Eyes, 2000 folded color photographs & brass paper fasteners
Rapt: 13,000 eyes
2000
folded color photographs & brass paper fasteners
Wall: 3" x 13’ x 13’. Bows come in three sizes and measure 2", 3" & 4" diameter

Installation at Miller Block Gallery, Boston.
Heather COX Rapt: 13,000 Eyes, 2000

Heather COX Rapt: 13,000 Eyes, 2000
detail of bow
Heather COX Rapt: 13,000 Eyes, 2000
2009 installation at Nina Freudenheim Gallery
Heather COX Rapt: 13,000 Eyes, 2000
With nonpareil pieces in the background