Tom Murrin
Elephant, 1986-87
Mixed media
41 x 33 x 1/2 in.
“Elephant 1986-7, and Warrior with Headache 1988: These were used in some of my Tribal Ritual shows.  I have always considered my shows to be a type of ritual, granted they are comic rituals, but they have a form and a purpose and there is hopefully is some change from the beginning to the end.  So, dance and masks and purposeful behavior are a  part of these shows.  They might have been used at Franklin Furnace, Chandalier, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, and some of the performances might have been rituals to change your luck, get a new job, or a new girlfriend, etc.”