Altarpiece to Childhood Perceptions of Violence
Found wood, matchbox cars, plastic framed Virgin Mary, Princess Leah collectors card, firecrackers, quarters, miniature TV video loop, glass plate holograms
8” x 26” x 5.5” (altar shelf)
14” x 10” (framed Madonna)
The miniature TV displays a montage of cowboys shooting at each other while a warbling soundtrack of Davy Crockett plays. A plastic bunny backs a toy soldier up against the television set. The Virgin Mary presents a trading card depicting the captive Princess Leah. Smashed up matchbox cars, firecrackers, and quarters sit atop the altar.