Untitled (Trash Can)
Viewers are asked to dispose of a letter left by the previous writer, then use the paper to address a past, current, or future lover — to thank them or curse them, to apologize, forgive, cherish and regret. The letters showed a gamut of emotions over the course of the exhibition, stockpiled in the trash.
The image on this vessel is of me and an ex-lover. The writing and mirror combine elements of privacy and exposure, and the porcelain and paper address permanence and disposability, particularly of interracial same-sex relationships.