The title of this series refers to a color derived from arsenic that was used in Victorian times to color everything from wallpaper to textiles. In their quest for beautiful and stylish interiors, many Victorians became sick and died from the outgassing of arsenic fumes. It was such an exquisite way to kill oneself unintentionally, and such a physical manifestation of death by domestic vanity, and the danger that lies below the surface of the well-presented home. For the Victorians, death was in the decoration, and for this series I wanted to channel this color and meaning using common household items.
 

Arsenic Green
Ashley V. Blalock Arsenic Green Crochet thread, lampshade frames, wood
Arsenic Green
2018
Crochet thread, lampshade frames, wood
8' tall x 3' wide x 2' deep
Ashley V. Blalock Arsenic Green Acrylic yarn, laser etched acrylic
Arsenic Green: Suburban Gothic
2019
Acrylic yarn, laser etched acrylic
3' wide x 4' tall