Chrome Tumbleweed On Southwestern Rug
Spray painted tumbleweed and rug.
Kirsten Stoltmann draws from her own experiences growing up in the American Mid-West to articulate her feminist views about suburban culture and values. In her sculptures and photos Stoltmann brazenly confronts taboo and expectation with a witty irony and double entendre of visual language. In Chrome Tumbleweed On Southwestern Rug, Stoltmann’s plant stands as a symbol of nature and freedom, confined and domesticated by its carpet base. Spray painted with automotive enamel, the tumbleweed is transformed into something futuristic, glamorous, and barbed-wire aggressive, personifying the innuendo of the word ‘bush’.