Sin Eater Cafe: 10' x18 ' sculpture, paper mache figure with plaster casted hands, light box constructed from wood and plexiglass.
The Sin Eater Cafe is a mixed media interactive installation that invites the viewer to rid themselves of their sins by writing them on pasta and feeding them to this mythological iconic figure: Nonna Sin Eater, half dolphin and half Italian grandmother. This work explores the shadow aspects of the unconscious mind, our weaknesses and shortcomings. It provokes the viewer's thoughts and emotions to the word "sin" in a playful manner. Sin eater is another word for a shaman, a wounded healer and someone who transmutes negative energy. This work stems from my work as an expressive arts psychotherapist, my interest in shamanism and my Italian cultural roots.