Smokescreen (the broom she was riding was a hypodermic needle), 2008
archival chrome inkjet print on photo rag paper
55 x 31 inches
‘the broom she was riding was a hypodermic needle’ addresses an unrealized statement in the film The Wizard of Oz when the Wicked Witch of the West sky-writes a message to Dorothy while flying on her broom. According to anecdotes from the creator of this effect, Jack McMaster, the text to be used in the film originally proclaimed ‘Surrender Dorothy Or Die’, however was shortened in the film to read only ‘Surrender Dorothy’.