Smiley (with exploding brain)
The first Summer of Love - 1967 - LSD. The second Summer of Love - 1989 - Ecstasy. Now - no Summer of Love - nitrous oxide. In this sculpture the famous smiley face is made of nitrous oxide canisters. These are embedded in a thick clear epoxy casting resin with a yellow and white acrylic painted background. The yellow acrylic has been dragged by the resin to give the impression of smiley's brain exploding.
Steel canisters, resin, wood, acrylic paint
34.5cm x 34.5cm x 1.5cm
Smiley face made of nitrous oxide canisters by Stephen Beer.