Talking to Alicia Ross

Question: Tell me about “Motherboard 5 (The Siren)”

Motherboard 5 (The Siren) is one of my favorite pieces to date. I feel the line between agony and ecstasy is blurred through the figure’s pose and expression. The subtitle The Siren refers to the mythical seductresses (often portrayed with mermaid-like qualities) who would lure sailors to the shore with their melodic singing and physical beauty. The sailors would sail towards the Siren’s song and crash into the rocks to their demise. The Siren’s embodiment of lustful tempt and tragedy seemed to embody the same confusion I saw in the piece.

Motherboard 5 (The Siren), 2008

Motherboard 5 (The Siren), 2008

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