Milk & Honey | 2011-2012

The Milk & Honey series is a result of trying to come to grips with an end of a long term marriage and the loss of dreams based on that union. The title Milk & Honey references the idea of abundance as it was used in decades past by immigrants en route to America as well as in Scripture to Israelites who were fleeing Egypt. "But also, in the Scripture, the land of milk and honey is where you go after you die, as a promised land", said Yoko Ono speaking of the naming of her last collaborative album with Lennon, who was killed during the project.

Each work is composed of a fragmented background created by layering hundreds of financial receipts saved for tax purposes during the course of the relationship. These financial receipts serve as the only legal evidence of the years "spent" within the union. Using various adhesives (chosen for the colors referencing the title), lines were drawn upon the uneven background to create a "landscape". Though the adhesives are meant to bind--the way they reacted or repelled each other as well as to their ground--speaks to the natures of individuals within any partnership.



Milk & Honey #1

Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number one, part of the Milk and Honey series


GLUES, COLD WAX, ACRYLIC & RECEIPTS ON MUSEUM BOARD
32" x 40"

detail of Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number one, part of the Milk and Honey series
detail of Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number one, part of the Milk and Honey series
detail of Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number one, part of the Milk and Honey series

Milk & Honey #2

Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number two, part of the Milk and Honey series


GLUES, COLD WAX, ACRYLIC & RECEIPTS ON MUSEUM BOARD
32" x 40"
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detail of Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number two, part of the Milk and Honey series
detail of Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number two, part of the Milk and Honey series
detail of Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number two, part of the Milk and Honey series

Milk & Honey #3

Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number three, part of the Milk and Honey series


GLUES, COLD WAX, ACRYLIC & RECEIPTS ON ILLUSTRATION BOARD
15" x 20"



Milk & Honey #4

Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number four, part of the Milk and Honey series


GLUES, COLD WAX, ACRYLIC & RECEIPTS ON ILLUSTRATION BOARD
15" x 20"



Milk & Honey #5

Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number five, part of the Milk and Honey series


GLUES, COLD WAX, ACRYLIC & RECEIPTS ON ILLUSTRATION BOARD
15" x 20"



Milk & Honey #6

Kohl King artwork named Milk and Honey number six, part of the Milk and Honey series


GLUES, COLD WAX, ACRYLIC & RECEIPTS ON ILLUSTRATION BOARD
15" x 20"