The first movie that my parents ever took me to was “Dumbo” – a story about social prejudice and redemption. I cried, uncontrollably, when Dumbo’s mother was caged for protecting her baby from ridicule. After Dumbo is forced to leave his mother, he, along with his friend, Timothy Q. Mouse, stumble upon a bucket of water spiked with champagne. Through his hallucinations, Dumbo discovers his hidden talent to fly and later is reunited with his mother. To say it lightly, I can relate.
The piece was commissioned as a coloring station where clients sip on champagne while they have their hair done. It has a combination of a very masculine material – plumbing components –with the color that is most representative of femininity – pink.