Two artworks by Brooklyn-based sculptor, Melissa Martin, both feature extended packages and are each named after a parent: milk carton for Mama; egg carton for Dad.
Both sculptures remind me of Tom Friedman’s elongated Quaker Oats box, but “Dad’s Dozen,” extended as it is to 3 dozen capacity, also reminds me of Thierry Delva’s “48 Dozen,” which had layers of 3 dozen (3 egg cartons) in a stacked column of 12 layers. (…and all of this attention to aggregate egg carton stuff with multiples of 12, somehow reminds me of Carl Andre’s numbers-based floor arrangements.)
(Another parental-package-related sculpture by Melissa Martin, after the fold…)
“Father” was a sculpture of my Dad, made from gum that I chewed and sculpted into 175 pieces of body cross-sections and organs cleanly packaged and labeled as meat products in a market. During its exhibition, these pieces were sold by the pound, at prices accordinging to the standards of the meat industry.
Beach Packaging Design