Artist: Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

Title: Spoiler

Attribution: Spoiler, 2009, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

Year: 2009

Materials: mixed media with handmade paper (cotton, acrylics, shell, plastic, brass, waxed linen thread and human hair)

Dimensions: 27”h x 18”w x 9”d

Image Statement: Like the aerodynamic flares that often accompany streamlined vehicles, these pannier-like structures are intended to redefine or amplify a woman’s natural shape. Similarly, spoiler could also mean one or that which spoils. The term could make reference to fleeting femininity, such as in the case of errant hairs on an otherwise tidy and attractive female form.