Lawrence Berzon

Kinetic Scuptures

Censor

Delves into a man’s infatuation with a woman, exploring themes of obsession and transformation. The man’s tattoos reveal a woman emerging from his skin. It is unclear whether the bust ascends or descends from a pool of quicksand submerging him. As the man’s head opens, inner turmoil is revealed as a smaller version of himself paints over dozens of woman’s faces with a roller, erasing past relationships. As the large man’s head opens wider, a larger woman inside symbolizes her dominance in his thoughts, portraying love’s influence on one’s identity.

Censor. 2023. Oil paint on cast fiberglass; epoxy resin; wood construction; audio-animatronics
22 x 33 x 17.5