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Pill Pile

Morgaine Tempest Fambrough's avatar Morgaine Tempest Fambrough

"Pill Pile" is a conceptual piece comprised of over 2,000 replicas of pills created from polymer clay, as a representation of a time in a format that is familiar to Morgaine. Each replica signifies pills she took in just a six month period in 2014. Morgaine explains: "I am the byproduct of a prescription generation that emerged out of the 1980's to early 1990's. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 6, and since then I have been prescribed various amphetamines. Medications have become my vice. Pills can instantly subside negatives, yet cannot fix the problem. I find comfort in taking colorful pills that delay my emotional debts to any impending sickness. Pills have become an opportunity to control the negative in my environment. My work investigates my vice and the vices of American society by presenting overwhelming patterns to environments that invite and normalize the sin of giving in...Another pill, another day, another prescription without resolve."

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3 in
  • Medium: Polymer Clay
  • Width: 18 in
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 14 in