Nautical Christmas Ornaments

Marni Kotak


printed paper, gold string
dimensions variable (12 pieces, each approximately 3 inches x 3 inches, without string)
Provenance: gift of the artist
Acquired: 2012


These are artist proofs of 12 paper ornaments included in the “Christmas in South Carolina” beach house installation within the group show, “Broken Homes” at Momenta. The individual texts read:

The bunk bed was unmade.

Is the car parked already?

I want to see a Christmas show as a family.

I’m not going to apologize for who I am.

I miss my son-in-law.

I saw how you didn’t help your sister.

We have to leave at 5am.

I just need my mother right now.

You can go and eat without me.

It looked like a couple of hobos were staying in the place.

This is my pen.

Do not drive too fast in Carolina.