50.5 x 68 cm / 20 x 27 in
Paper on Particle Board
Spongebob children´s books cutouts and rips from spanish cuisine magazines on nature cutouts.
The piece started with the Spongebob content; the question was how did I want to use it. The idea came to me while I was walking my roommate's dog, Pipa: Spongebob X Pokemon. The finished piece could also be seen as the Death Star, I like that. After the background, I started with the buttom, then the bottom of the ball filled with food columns, then the cluster of underwater cartoons.
I love the mashing up of two popular worlds. I think if you liked one, you most likely enjoyed the other, but maybe not. I enjoyed playing with the idea of hunting the spongebobs and pokemon alike. The eyes of the cut outs aided this feeling of paranoia. I rewatched the Hunger Games recently and it shows. While many of the sets of eyes are focused on a potential threat, they are missing another.
This piece will arrive mounted on wood from Spain. It is currently in storage in Madrid. Charges to coordinate its safe arrival have already been factored into the price.