Christy E. O'Connor

 
 Seplophobia, 2015, 10"x10", mixed media sculpture on canvas.

Seplophobia, 2015, 10"x10", mixed media sculpture on canvas.

 

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.