Artist: Ange Altenhofen
Title: “Conversation Between Two Poets” from the Braille Series
Attribution: "Conversation Between Two Poets" from the Braille Series, detail of female gorilla suit; 1999; Ange Altenhofen
Materials: Synthetic fur, polyester batting, nylon, leather, satin, glass beads, baby bottle nipples; braille transcription of love poems
Image Statement: "Conversation Between Two Poets" consists of a pair of wearable handsewn gorilla suits, one female and one male, that are covered with beadwork representing braille text. The transcribed text is a collection of love poems. The wearers can read the poetry beaded onto each other's "fur" through the holes in the leather fingertips. This image shows the braille beadwork on the female gorilla suit.