Pill Pinata

Imagine if you could buy one of these at PartyMania!  Inside are candies and vitamin packets, along with some free drug samples.  It is hand crafted of the Health Section of The Washington Post, flour paste, and crepe paper.  My physical involvement in the making of this object revealed important lessons on process.  Much like with the pinhole camera, the direct reality of materials brings something pixels don’t.  Direct physical engagement also implicates me as part and parcel of the thing.  It is a labor of love.  As such, I haven’t yet brought myself to orchestrate its destruction.  Ah well, soon to come!

 

Update:  Smashed!  3/18/10

Photos by Deborah LashEveryone helps sort out the pill packets from the candy packets...
Rather anticlimactically it thuds to the ground in one piece...