Valentine (Chandelier)

Jeanne Quinn's illuminated Valentine (Chandelier) utilizes a bilateral symmetry of bone-like suspended white porcelain parts and red velvet cords to reference the complexity of human romantic entanglement. As in Felix Gonzales-Torres' famous light bulb works, Quinn's light bulbs function as symbols of the human spirit, while her decorative motif of chandelier-like arabesques conjure the elegance of intertwined human form.

- from Strata: New Perspectives on Ceramics from Scandinavia and the United States, by Lisa Tamiris Becker. Exhibition catalogue, Stockholm: Skulpturens Hus, 2005.