Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me

Michael Peoples's avatar Michael Peoples

My installation for ArtPrize 2013 is comprised 2 sets of 64 Guan Yin figurines molded from 160 boxes of Crayola crayons. Each Figurine stands 10 inches high and rests on a 5 inch wooden base arranged in a 6 foot by 6 foot chess board square. It is meant to represent that sacred, existential moment in childhood of opening a new box of crayons. The colors, the smell and endless possibilities that lay in front of you. The Guan Yin, the bodhisattva associated with caring and compassion. To me, she represents an indistinct beauty, a softness without complete clarity of the spiritual. The two sets will be displayed on different floors of the UICA. Each figurine is numbered by color and arranged in slightly different magic squares on identical architectural features.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 6 feet
  • Medium: Crayola crayons
  • Width: 6 feet
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 2 feet