Broooks Wenzel


“Nip-pins”; Silicone, pin back, 3 x 3 x 2 inches

I like to invoke the unintentional absurdity or our societal construct by calling into question that which we take for granted. For instance, I like to take nipples, perhaps the most loaded body part, and make them wearable on one’s clothes or wherever by making realistic replications and giving them a pin back. Nipples can be practical, funny, Freudian and most of all, magical. Yes, they can be used to feed human beings– but even more magical is that they can be scandalous despite the anatomical commonality between genders.