The pleasure of a taboo act exalted through the object, their flower pistils cast from the cavities melted in the snow by hot urine, strong and warm from the woman, diffuse and cooler from the man, are an inversion of human genitalia. The central female form is penile, the male labial.
Piss Flowers by Helen Chadwick
|Material:||bronze and cellulose lacquer.|
|Measurements:||70 x 65 x 65 mm approx. each|
|Technique:||pissing in snow, making casts in snow.|
|Location:||Creation site- Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada. Exhibited Serpentine Gallery; Museum Folkwang, Essen; Fundacio 'La Caixa', Barcelona.|
Currently on tour with 'Fluid' Exhibition, Wolverhampton, & touring.
Stored in London (MOMART)
|Rights owner:||Helen Chadwick Estate|
|Rights status:||UK HE use only|
|Institution:||University of Brighton|
|Notes:||Bronze casts of cavities created by pissing in the snow, both Helen Chadwick and her partner David Notarius.|
See 'Effluvia', Helen Chadwick, published by Museum Folkwang, Serpentine Gallery and Fundacio "la Caixa".