A tray table depicting a two-person hand game. It is often used as a selection method in a similar way to coin flipping or drawing straws to randomly select a person for some purpose. However, unlike truly random selections, it can be played with skill if the game extends over many sessions, as a player can often recognize and exploit the non-random behavior of an opponent. The exact name of the game can vary, with the three components appearing in a different order, or with "stone" in place of "rock".
The concept for this artwork originates from the popular CBS television-series, “Bing Bang Theory”. One of the functional characters, Sheldon Cooper came up with paper-scissor-rock-spock and lizard.
This artwork consists of a Board Game with loose pieces and dices. The Empire Strikes Back Board Game refers to The Empire Strikes Back (also known as Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back) - a 1980 American epic space opera film.
East and West are indicated on the Board and hints to the re-emerging of superpowers. The game has been replicated from a 10th Century board game that originates from a Byzantine Roman Empire where they played the exact same game, but with 12 pieces and 3 dices.
Pass the Pigs, was a popular board game in the late 1980s (commercial version of the dice game Pig). An early publishing of Pass the Pigs was entitled Pig Mania! Each turn involves one player throwing two model pigs, each of which has a dot on one side. The player gains or loses points based on how the pigs land. Each turn lasts until the player throwing either roll the pigs in a way that wipes out their current turn score or decides to stop their turn, add their turn score to their total score and pass the pigs to the next player.
This artwork has a fetish-feel to it as suspends from a Bulldog collar and chain. On the one side there is Bear on Bear (which has a gay connotation), on the other side it’s bull on bull, but it’s called dog. It refers to the Stock Market.