RETAIL THERAPY
2002

(3) 3 x 9x15 ft. industrial shelving units, enamel paint.
(135) 3 x 4 ft. wood pallets, latex paint.
(135) 36” latex rubber balloons, printed.
Product Surrogates (Red balloon text): SECURITY, normalcy, Relief
Product Surrogates (White balloon text): happiness, Liberty, LIFE 
Product Surrogates (Blue balloon text): BEFORE, belonging, DUTY 

Kansas City Jewish Museum Epsten Gallery
Village Shalom
Overland Park, Kansas
Kansas City, Missouri

Site-specific installation.
Inspired by President Bush's post-Sept 11 redefinition of shopping as a patriotic act.