Edition of 4 and 2 Artists Proofs
The Basement depicts a conversation between a mother and child, serving as a voyeuristic negotiation as they navigate complex sexualities and passionate jealousy. Expecting her son to have gone to a party, she has a number of friends over, not realizing that he had stayed home to listen. The Basement functions as a social sculpture as it offers insight into the realities of unspoken, but largely widespread objects of desire. He bestows a sentiment of guilt, but she refuses to allow him to play innocent. She equates his actions to boredom, refusing to acknowledge that she knows that he wants her all to himself. Jealousy is the mother of separation, but the two eventually decide to embrace their truths and move on together.