2019. Limited edition of 234
15" (38 cm)
States of Matter – Ignited 15'' [38 cm] finds noop floating blissfully into a smoldering summer night. He licks an ignited popsicle, the resulting bubbles light up the water below, and he keeps floating onward. As the current picks up and he floats farther from his home, noop no longer worries about the mistakes he has made or the sorrows he will face when the sun rises. He isn’t even bothered by the clam lurking just beneath his feet. For a brief moment he finds the joy within his solitude, and the resulting energy is a force so palpable it becomes something entirely unrecognizable: a new state of matter, untamable and wild, bursting out of noop’s soul and pushing him further into the unknown.
This ethereal sculpture seems to balance impossibly, as if noop is actually floating in his swim ring. A translucent midnight-blue water line with smooth ripples separates the world of solids from the world of liquids so that we can witness the same glow-in-the-dark matter enter and depart his body in different states. noop’s effortless sense of grace has a soothing effect even as the clam’s menacing tongue tastes his foot.
Each order comes with a swim-capped noop, his inner tube, one glow-in-the-dark popsicle and matching bubbles, the translucent blue water disc casting a magic shadow, and a carnivorous clam lurking beneath. The sculpture is securely packed inside a color-printed gift box and embedded in black sponge.
They said bad things would come your way, but that was a lifetime ago.