Untitled (Double Face), 2010, 39.4'' x 12'' x 13'', mixed media with two guitars
In Untitled (Double Face) two guitars are joint to form one instrument that has no back. The act of multiplying serves almost as a handicap, one that imposes new movement and sound. It now takes two people to activate this musical instrument. When played, the sculpture imposes a hyper intimate relationship upon the musicians, facing one another, and holding the guitar between them. Every movement is felt and heard, with their backs to the crowd.
DOUBLESILVERBURST, 2010, 14'' x 71'' x 12', mixed media with two guitars
In ‘Doublesilverburst’ I fused a left handed and a right handed guitar together at the head (headstock) to create a single instrument. The two guitars now share a single set of guitar tuners, when one guitar is tuned the other goes out of tune. The two-person guitar negates the possibility of a “front man,” instead creating a scenario in which the creation of music is necessarily a collaborative effort, and disallows many of the characteristic wild gestures and poses of the rock star on stage.