Cactus Gallery LA
LAMPWICK by artist Valency Genis
Wood, wire, epoxy clay, glass, oil and acrylic
Pinocchio's best friend, Candlewick (Lampwick) convinces him to ditch the party The Fairy with Turquoise Hair was planning for Pinocchio, and instead go to The Land of Toys.
It serves as a haven for wayward boys and girls, allowing them to act as they please without recrimination. However, the truer and more sinister purpose of The Land of Toys is eventually revealed as it begins to physically transform the boys and girls into donkeys and to sell them off for labor.
After 5 months, Pinocchio and Lampwick wake up one morning to find they have donkey ears. They now have "jackass fever!"