"Walking Cake II (Color)" (1989)

"Walking Cake II (Color)," 1989
Cibachrome print, 64 x 46 inches.
© Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York.

"I had visited a ventriloquist who had a picture of a box of cookies on legs hanging on his wall- a very odd photo. And it jogged a very early memory that I had, a really early memory of dancing cigarette packets, prancing across the stage on early black-and-white TV. And I started to think about not having a brain- just being able to balance these huge objects- and almost morph and become one with these objects."

- Laurie Simmons