Open Series: 2000
Dobbin Mill papers with photo and text, wood, line flax, and human hair
Dustpan: 15″ x 10″ x 2.5″; Brush: 14″ x 2″ x 3″


This book object is a self portrait of a new mother: Two objects come together here – a dustpan and brush – common bedfellows transformed. The dustpan has a computer-generated self-portrait on its pan and the words “Please Hang Up!” printed twice on its sides. The companion dust-brush is made of carved walnut with planted bristles, of line flax and of human hair, which spell out the word: DESIST.