The artist's statement:
I first became intrigued with Chinese acrobat “furniture” while watching Chinese cable TV a couple of years ago in my New York studio. At once, those pieces had the solid appearance of familiar domesticity. However, all was actually reconfigured furniture of the absurd: upholstered, fringed, tasseled, for one purpose, to cradle acrobats juggling teacups, dogs, tables and each other; fascinating, because these were vibrant platforms of performance; essentially, art enabling art. If these “silk sofas” were to share space in a traditional living room, that would be a place of tangible insanity, a salon gone mad.