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As an Enfant I did not Suck 1990 jennifer parker

milk, grass, copper, wood and steel 96" x 60" x 96"

When I first started the piece, I planted grass seeds in the floor of dirt and put fresh milk in the udders. The milk slowly dripped onto the planted seedlings. After 10 days, when the grass grew thick and lush and the dripping milk was slowly beginning to rot, I stopped watering the grass. As the milk coagulated in the udders it would no longer drip. The milk went rancid, turning into a beautiful brain-like texture, covered with mold and maggots. This installation was with Frontage Gallery, a temporary alternative window space sponsored by the Santa Brarbara Arts Council in California.