Everything Is Coming Up Roses

  • Steam iron, t-shirts, ink
  • Iron (H 7″x W 4″ x D 5″) is displayed with T-shirts or other burned cloth. Installation dimensions vary.
  • February 2005- ongoing

The steam holes of a working iron were re-machined to mirror the iconic aura of the Virgin of Guadalupe. When cloth is scorched by the iron an image of the Virgin appears in the burn. The text on the T-shirts (everything is coming up roses) accompanies the burns and refers to the Virgin of Guadelupe’s first appearance when she caused roses to grow on a barren hillside for the lone peasant, Juan Diego.