The Sphinx of the Punaruu Valley

As opposed to the Sphinx from the Greek mythology, this nonchalant and apparently well fed vahine, with an empty look in her eyes, will certainly not make the effort to give us a riddle. She is supposed to guard the entrance to the Punaruu Valley, but she doesn’t care about this task, nor about her health. Her rear body is as neglected as those of the abused and famished dogs that we can often find in this valley or elsewhere in French Polynesia… unless somebody eats them away…

Group exhibition « Tapu », 2007

Silicon, human hair, vegetal fibres, stones
Sphinx : 18 x 18 x 27 cm