Rx7 is based on the seven deadly sins, and their seven contemporary phamaceutical cures: Minute text (elaborate script) is laserprinted onto waterslide decal and applied to the surface of seven tablets/capsules... naming the sin related to the pharmaceutical product. The medications are held in place on the wall by metal claws, similar to jewelry settings, with two magnifying glasses hanging from chains on either side. The pills are spaced equally, 10-20cm apart. The act of "closer examination" which the audience undergoes in order to examine the text is a significant aspect of the work.

sin  pharmaceutical  type 
Sloth Ritalin® amphetamine
Anger Xanax® sedative
Lust Viagra® for erectile dysfunction
Vanity Propecia® male hair loss prevention
Avarice Eskalith® lithium for mania
Gluttony Xenical® appetite control
Envy Prozac® depression (un-fulfillment)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About this piece:

Title: Rx7
Year: 2000
Dimensions: variable
Materials: pharmaceutical drugs, magnifying glasses,waterslide decals