Willis uses neon tubing to model two M1911 Colt 45s opposing each other in mirrored boxes in
Love me as I love you.
Gaudy, reflected a myriad times, the delicate Italian coloured glass contrasts love and death, hiding the bleakness of it all under the glitz and glamour. The glass tubing has a brittle quality and sticky colour that recall the neon signs of Vegas casinos and tawdry motels.
Lockheed Martin’s F16 fighter, a multi-purpose fighter plane, with various hardpoints for weapons payloads is re-imagined here as a thing of beauty in
Looking for Love.
Arrayed against saturated Neon Light, with the camouflage patterns and visible signifiers of one side or the other replaced in lurid colour literally “made to look good”, it’s hard to determine whose planes they are, whose ‘side’ they’re on, what’s really going on.