Jane Benson  

Blow, 2007, paper, glass, wood. 33"x30"x10'.

In Blow, the State of the Union Address, read to the nation by George W. Bush on January 28th, 2003, is cut out of 14 sheets of 40” x 60” paper. The excised text is then placed along the length of a long black, glass-topped table to mimic cocaine. The 40” x 60” panels of signage paper, from which the speech was removed, are hung on the walls surrounding the table resembling memorial plaques.