Barnacle Mixer
C-print, 60 x 41 inches, 2002

A rock by the shore was covered with small barnacles. When passing this rock, it always felt like tiny eyes were looking out from the surface of it. I found some plastic googly eyes in a craft shop and decided to introduce them all to one another, one type of object providing a kind of camouflage for the other. They were arranged to create social situations that resembled both flirting and mugging. A smaller rock with the same surface treatment is often displayed with the photograph.

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Extra-Large Barnacled Rock
Rock with plastic googly eyes in velvet-lined wooden box, 2002

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