Wake Up and Smell the Roses (for Him)
Wake Up and Smell the Roses was one of the few automata that came to me fully formed. At the time, my studio was located in a building that had formerly been a casket factory, now re-named Casket Arts. Artists were planning an event called “Open Casket” and immediately I knew what I wanted to make. Wake up and Smell the Roses humorously reminds up to take time to smell the roses while we still can. It also doubles as a cremation urn for when the time comes that we can no longer smell the roses.