“Color Based” is a sculpture installation project designed to emphasize the effects of artificial food coloring and flavors on children.
Glass bottles filled with Pepto Bismol form a line to resemble industrial conveyor belt; while the circus tent signifies the filling machine which fills children with colorful foods/pharmaceuticals.
I chose Pepto Bismol because the consistency and color reminds me of pigment in acrylic paint instead of edible items, also pink is a unique color that evokes certain emotional response. The circus tent is used here as a symbol of the hyperactivities children display after ingesting artificial food ingredients (food coloring, flavors, saccharin, salicylate… etc.).
"Color Based"(detail), 2007, dimension variable, installation: circus tent, artist-designed glass bottles and pepto-bismol.
"Color Based "(detail).
"Color Based" (installation view)
The limited edition of 100 artist designed glass bottles are available now. Each bottle holds 36 fl. oz.
This installation is made possible by Artists' Resource for Completion Grant from the Durfee Foundation and Downtown Los Angeles Artists' Grant from the Downtown Artist Project.
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