Christy E. O'Connor
Christy O’Connor is a New Jersey based artist, living and working in Monmouth County. This is her third year participating in Dusklit. Previous years included a sculptural installation of a cabinet of curiosities with a fortune teller and a people powered ride along carousel on a Trumptopous. This year O'Connor will create an interactive hive space inspired by various forms of insect hives and nests.
“Spinning in Chaos” is based upon a playground round-about or carousel. Participants are invited to interact with the work by sitting on the small ride to spin on it. The work itself is a mixed media sculpture made from a combination of wood, paper mache, and more. The center of the piece starts with an effigy of the 45th President, Donald J. Trump. The round-about will be separated into 8 equal sections of 45 degree angles. Each section will be separated by tentacles sprawling out from the effigy. On the boards of the round-about, each section will have various truths and fears of the chaos this president and his administration brings to citizens in this country and the world.