This piece was inspired by a Soundgarden concert the artist, Debra Baxter, attended at the Paramount last year, where seas of devil horns were raised mightily between songs. Those moments were "weirdly powerful and beautiful," Baxter said. She took a photograph and wanted to translate the image into sculpture, but didn't figure out how to do it until she was at a rock store sifting through crystals. "I found one the size of my pinky and forefinger...I remember I started laughing in the store, I thought my idea was so hilarious," she said.
After the Platform show, Baxter's piece will be part of a traveling show called On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor and Amulets, based on the book by Metalsmith magazine editor Suzanne Ramljak. The show will eventually make its way to the Tacoma Art Museum.