PHANTOM LIMB

October 2011
Fabric and rope, 18’ x 24’, 2011

Phantom limb is a medical phenomenon where a patient with an absent or amputated limb continues to feel the sensations of the missing appendage. In recent years a ‘mirror box’ technique has been used to visually inserting a remaining limb into the place of the missing limb. This visual trickery immediately relieves the patient of this phantom pain. Similarly this project seeks to insert a non-specific yet familiar building fragment back into a city that has many a deep architectural voids. This ephemeral work was installed for two days as a part of Nocturne: Art at Night.