Relax, you are surrounded

800 apping glow in the dark garden gnomes


The two installations Relax, you are surrounded and Welcome! Please come in and look around are both dealing with the often clear disconnect between what people say (as in the words that come out of their mouths), and what they actually want to say (which can often be identified in their body language). They are the fourth and fifth installation of the apping glow in the dark garden gnome series.

Relax, you are surrounded is a full circle of 800 apping glow in the dark that surrounds the audience. The paradox that is in the title is also felt by the spectator. Though the funny little white creatures individually make you smile and grin, the quantity and the fact that you are fully enclosed by them creates a slight discomforting or captured feeling.