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Series / Editions

Slug 2010

Slug was inspired by the leopard slug, a hermaphroditic animal with mating rituals. Two twine around each other to form a caduceus shape, then suspend themselves in mid-air from a long mucous string. The incandescent, blue male organs of each emerge from the tops of their heads and, likewise, twine around the other’s to form a glowing orb that slowly morphs into a flowerlike form. A 15-foot edition of Slug was filled with a variety of plant life and first installed at the Museum of Modern Art as part of Nocturne of the Limax Maximus in 2010.