SARKISIAN, Amy

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Description

Wall Zombie
2002
Faux pearls, beads, sequins, pins, foam
Amy Sarkisian has always been fascinated by Halloween and the sight of children trick-or-treating. At one point in her career it inspired her to use the images of skulls and zombies. By placing these figures, normally seen in B-movies and Halloween decorations, within an art context, Sarkisian alludes to the difference between high and low culture. Moreover, she emphasizes the dialectic between the seductive and the repulsive by making these foul creatures and macabre objects out of faux pearls and sparkling beads.

Creator

SARKISIAN, Amy

Source

Gift of Laurence A. Rickels

Identifier

2011.004.059

Citation

SARKISIAN, Amy, “SARKISIAN, Amy,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 1, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4111.