For Your Pleasure

Sotol Flower, Cement, Hacienda de Chihuahua Bottle

28" x 4" x 36"

2015

In order to make this piece, I had to take the only beautiful thing from a place – a precious blossom from a Sotol plant. I was reluctant to this at first, but was coaxed into doing what I didn’t want to do – rape the scenery of its beauty. The Sotol blossom was placed into an empty bottle of Mexican liquor that is made from the Sotol plant, liquor similar to tequila or mescal. Mortar was poured into the bottle to both keep the blossom up right, and to preserve the lively color. “For Your Pleasure” takes something beautiful that is destroyed in order to gain profit or pleasure.