May 8, 2014
JBS Reliquarium: The Runner
A new rubric on Jelena Behrend Blog. Mummified memories and real-life magic objects from Jelena's life and Studio.
Floating over a devastated and scorched terrain of ashes and cigarette butts, focused like a brave arrow, always moving, this runner through smoke and fire has been Jelena's companion for the past two decades. Jelena found this mysterious figurine at a yard sale in Alphabet City, the corner of Avenue B and E6th Street, while searching for fine second-skin leather jackets. Like a Voodoo doll, this adopted amulet became a cross-dresser and has been changing clothes as well. Recently she lost her anklets, but is now sporting an exoskeleton of melted baroque rubber.