We cast ourselves as candles in a mixture of beeswax and paraffin with a wick running through the center from head to feet. We lit the candles at the beginning of our show in PPOW Gallery and we let the candles burn and run their course throughout the exhibition. Our candle bodies slowly melted away for the duration of the show.
What a great concept. These life size candles were made by Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz. Watching it melt must have been cool, as well as what was left when they had finished burning. More anatomy related works, including customized toe shoes and a little boy skeleton can be seen on their site.