"Sweet for Three Oranges" (1995)

"Sweet for Three Oranges," 1995
Installation at Sala Montcada de la Fundacio la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Paint, approximately 40 Christmas trees, oranges, 4 bird cages, brick wall, air craft cable, butane heaters, rope, roofing paper and roofing tar, lightbulbs, yellow electric cord
Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

"I used a lot of oranges because they’re orange! Here they were in this birdcage. And I like that they’re orange and they have a beautiful color and that they’re so luscious- almost a cliché of beauty and sexuality...still lifes and Cézanne. Oranges immediately bring all of that up. And for me they are also like electricity on the walls. Though they’re participating in the work like a still life, in fact they’re degenerating and changing, and they’re fluid."

- Jessica Stockholder