Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Laura Splan

Prozac, Thorazine, Zoloft

Prozac, Thorazine, Zoloft

Laura Splan. Prozac, Thorazine, Zoloft, 2000.

Description:
Prozac, Thorazine, Zoloft is a group of large pillows crafted out of hand latch-hooked rugs, which have been sewn together and stuffed. These soft, oversized anti-psychotics and anti-depressants provide a different kind of comfort than their prescription counterparts. The time consuming nature of the latch-hook process provides a sufficiently mind-numbing effect. Latch hooking is a simple but tedious craft that has traditionally been used to depict idealized and romanticized images from domesticity and nature.

Medium:
Sculpture

Tags:
depression, antidepressant, body, humor, soft, pillow, hospital, pharmacy, medicine, prozac, thorazine, zoloft, craft, latch hook rug, pills, health, absurdity, mental health

Images
Purse #1TrousseauWallpaper and Negligee #1Wallpaper (detail)Doilies (SARS)Blood ScarfProzac, Thorazine, Zoloft

Location
New York, NY
USA

Contact
laura@laurasplan.com

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