Ambrosia
25 November 2015

Ambrosia is made of 20,000 bars of glycerin soap given by the Neutrogena Corporation in Los Angeles. I approached them with a full detailed proposal of the piece asking for a donation of 20,000 bars of their everyday soap bar. I was given the grant and chose this brand specifically because of the soaps’ amber color, scent, bodily reference, waxy surface, and translucency. The piece is 7’ tall and 40’ long curving hallway that one may enter. The soap creates a concrete space allowing light color and fragrance to be the transcendent vehicle. The soap references the everyday routine of cleansing mentally and physically formed into the shape of a hallway where the viewer can completely envelop oneself in the material drawing on further associations.

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Ambrosia, 2008. 20,000 bars of soap, 7 x 40’ interior view

Ambrosia, 2008.
Cyntina Reeves Gallery, New York, NY
20,000 bars of soap
7′ x 40′ x 36″

Ambrosia, 2008. 20,000 bars of soap, 7 x 40’ interior view

Ambrosia, 2008.
Cyntina Reeves Gallery, New York, NY
20,000 bars of soap
7′ x 40′ x 36″

Ambrosia, 2008. 20,000 bars of soap, 7 x 40’ interior view

Ambrosia, 2008.
Cyntina Reeves Gallery, New York, NY
20,000 bars of soap
7′ x 40′ x 36″

Ambrosia, 2008.20,000 bars of soap, 7 x 40’ interior view

Ambrosia, 2008.
Cyntina Reeves Gallery, New York, NY
20,000 bars of soap
7′ x 40′ x 36″

Ambrosia