Human candles


Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz
Human Candles, 1996
Wax, wicks, metal
74 x 36 x 36 inches each

We cast ourselves as candles in a mixture of beeswax and parafine with a wick running through the center from head to feet. We lit the candles at the beginning of our show in PPOW Gallery and we let the candles burn and run their course throughout the exhibition. Our candle bodies slowly melted away for the duration of the show.

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