Psyche’s Secret, 2006
rice, poppy seed, red wheat berries, millet
Oozing in from the window, loopy, graffitiesque letters spell out the words, “someone is helping you.” Inspired the mythic story of Cupid and Psyche, Psyche’s Secret, references tasks that Venus conceived in a fit of jealous rage to foil Psyche. Just when she is about to despair the impossibility of separating a mountain of grains, an army of ants offers to come to Psyche’s aid. These are the words of Venus’ retort on finding the job completed.