Eating Stories is a representation of the emotional side of the self taking over the “overall persona”. The yellow monster has been created by the psychological realm of the girl hanging from his arm. She finds herself a victim of her own inner world, overwhelmed by emotions she doesn’t want to face. This reaction has seized power of her life, becoming in this artwork, a massive creature. The monster’s tongue is full of words as he is feeding from her stories. But these words will be transformed as they enter his machine-like bowels. Would this actually help the girl in dealing with and digesting those sentiments? Even though creature is massive and scary it looks playful and uplifting, like a good spirit looking to help her and trying to establish dialogue.
This massive self-lit installation was built on site in Shunt Vaults in London.