BILLIE GRACE LYNN: WHITE ELEPHANTS
Through January 2, 2011
Billie Grace Lynn, White Elephants (detail), electric fan and ripstop nylon, courtesy of the artist and Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, FL.
Billie Grace Lynn (FL) presents life-sized inflatable elephants that gently shift and sway, dwarfing visitors as they stand among the ghostly herd. The artist examines the symbolism inherent in white elephants, sacred since ancient times in Asia and a symbol of mixed messages in contemporary society. Lynn believes that the white elephant is an apt metaphor for our contemporary condition: too expensive to sustain, too precious to surrender, and in a state of rapid change.