susan c. dessel

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ph! ph! ph!, Detail

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Commissioned in 2009, shown publicly for the first time 2016
Cement, white earthenware clay.
8"H 12"W 12"D

This piece is based on a variation of the question, what keeps us safe/what makes us feel safe? Which is more powerful, big, blocky NYPD cement barricades or a clove of garlic in our pocket or around our neck?

What is the play between superstition and belief? The work is a continuation of the artist’s exploration of the role of luck and amulets in each of our lives.

Alternate Views

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    ph! ph! ph!, Front view

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    ph! ph! ph!, Side view