cast iron, copper wire coated in plastic, steel, and rustoleum paint
Alexandra Rose utilizes the association of the lightbulb with the human mind to create a cast iron sculpture highlighting mental health. Two lightbulbs hang connected by a copper wire coated in plastic. The elevated lightbulb is seemingly perfect in its form and shining brightly. It is connected by a copper wire coated in plastic that becomes increasingly frayed as it connects with the deformed lightbulb hanging low in this sculpture. The second lightbulb is burnt out and rusting throughout the piece. The stability of the piece comes from the balance formed from both the lightbulbs. One cannot support itself completely. This sculpture honors both the high highs and low lows of mental health, and the balance in between.