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In spirit of…

2014
A collaboration with Katherine Hubbard
In spirit of... is a series of sculptures deriving inspiration from American craft objects known as “memory jugs”, “spirit jugs” or “ugly jars”.  In considering the terms, ‘in memory of…’ or ‘in spirit of…’; memory is subjective, something each person uniquely identifies with and remembers in relation to a specific past (moment, person, etc).  Whereas, In spirit of... is about the subject, about grasping the es­sence or sensibility of a thing, person, time period or place. Built from our subjective queer-feminist disposition, these sculptures are sociological, institu­tional or cultural markers that are located in discrepancies of meaning making.

In spirit of the new misandry, 2014

A.K. Burns, In Spirit Of, Tire, Katherine Hubbard

Tire, bones, wooden beads, oyster shells, bolts, cardboard egg crates, rubber bungee cords, cement rock, enamel, ‘my other ride has tits’ t-shirt, 34 1⁄2 x 36 x 12 inches

A.K. Burns, In Spirit Of, Tire, Katherine Hubbard

Another view of In spirit of the new misandry

A.K. Burns, In Spirit Of, Tire, Katherine Hubbard

Detail of In spirit of the new misandry

A.K. Burns, Katherine Hubbard, Tire, In Spirit Of

Detail of In spirit of the new misandry

In spirit of “knuckles” the handbag, 2014

Crochet purse, plastic bag, door knobs, mug handles, drawer pulls, utility knives, quartz crystal, paper mache hand and enamel, 12 x 12 x 12 in.

Another view of In spirit of “knuckles” the handbag

Detail of In spirit of “knuckles” the handbag

Detail of In spirit of “knuckles” the handbag

In spirit of a minor in women’s studies, 2014

A.K. Burns, Katherine Hubbard, Belt, In Spirit Of, Sculpture

leather belt, peanuts, cone incense, pukka shells, spare change, plastic snake, varnish and enamel, 2.5 x 39.5 x 4.5 in.

A.K. Burns, Katherine Hubbard, Belt, In Spirit Of, Sculpture

Detail of In spirit of a minor in women’s studies

A.K. Burns, Katherine Hubbard, Belt, In Spirit Of, Sculpture

Detail of In spirit of a minor in women’s studies

A.K. Burns, Katherine Hubbard, Belt, In Spirit Of, Sculpture

Detail of In spirit of a minor in women’s studies

In spirit of trying it all on, 2014

ceramic jug, dried banana peels, snail shells, rubber shrimp, sockets, lighter, glass bottles, rubber bands, and enamel, 13.5 x 11.5 x 12 in.

In spirit of trying it all on, 2014. 13.5 x 11.5 x 12 in.

A.K. Burns, Katherine Hubbard, In Spirit Of, Jug, Sculpture

Detail of In spirit of trying it all on