Annette Messager: DependanceIndependace
This sculpture/installation is in the form of a huge, dense heart composed of hundreds of separate elements. Photographs, plastic bags, stuffed animals, netting, fabric forms, cloth words, and colored pencils are all hung from the ceiling on single threads of yarn. Density increases as the viewer penetrates the heart and moves through it, paralleling the organizing metaphor: movement from the innocence of childhood to the varied conflicts of adulthood.