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Soft Paste

Zoe Williams, Black Obsidian Horse Dildo, found object, perspex, jade  lacquer

Zoe Williams, Black Obsidian Horse Dildo, found object, perspex, jade lacquer

 

Plexi/ Seche for Baubo buy –  boy how the
head twinkles in the gewgaw’s eye – obsidian:
night-ish fluid of the earth’s sores,
apprehended brightly and sharply, still
against my thinking flesh – click, click, purchase
me, La Seche, it’s in my hand – an echo,
malleable, when groped in such a smart
and calculated style, that shapes – solid,
probing shapes – impress the watching object
with their wetness and their weight, and rise to
the surface of a flat-formed ambition
to engulf or stab. Read more →

Pearlescence and Patience

Zoe Williams, Flight of O (detail), 2010, inlayed, lacquered panels, ebonies wood frame

Zoe Williams, Flight of O (detail), 2010, inlayed, lacquered panels, ebonised wood frame

There were once two friends called Pearlescence and Patience, who loved each other very dearly, as much as if they were sisters.

A young man, who had courted both the friends, eventually settled for Pearlescence on account of her large fortune.

Scarcely were the marriage vows uttered however, than he began to regret his decision, and he thought every day of how he could be rid of his wife.  Eventually in his desperation and cunning he sought the advice of a Witch who lived nearby. Read more →