Janine Antoni

to twine, 2015

Polyurethane resin

18 x 48 1/2 x 72 inches (45.7 x 123.2 x 182.9 cm)

Two human spines intertwine like snakes and crawl across a woven rug. They seek a more profound union than sex, that which is beyond the embrace. Just as the grass twists before woven into the rug, so too do the lovers becoming stronger for the presence of the other. Independently winding away from each other, the spines release back into a tighter union. They travel apart to come together, propelled forward by their rhythmic movement. Head and tail are inverted as the sacrums meet, cupped in an ecstatic arch.