Coliseum/ 40 days of intimate musings on Narcotization. 2010. Reclaimed Hinges, plywood, 2 x 4’s, gesso, graphite, gesso, acrylic, watercolor, old pharmacy bottles, 7 peepholes with hardware, decorative flowers, hot glue, St.Therese framed image, 3 prayer plates, pillow with embroidery, and one ‘step’ stool. 8’ x 4’ x 4’ Coliseum/ Narcotization and Flagellation/ two/ ooh la vache!/ my heroic mark making and supple plastic 2010. Reclaimed Hinges, plywood, 2 x 4’s, gesso, graphite, gesso, acrylic, one plinth, 2 peepholes with hardware, one reclaimed milk box containing a mini-dvd player looping Coliseum/ body monoprint/ performance 1, with Lacan’s statement. 8’ x 4’ x 4’ French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan stated: ‘I see myself…I see outside, that perception is not in me…it is on the objects that it apprehends.’ Lacan’s statement pinpoints the predicament of the viewer: one cannot see without being aware of being seen. The desire for a secluded viewing experience is always accompanied by the self-conscious thrill of being caught in the tact (De Oliveira p. 167).