Emaciating Grace

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“Emaciating Grace”

dimensions:
14.5″ x 11.5″ x 3.5″

Making art for me is like writing a story out of images and objects.  My piece “Emaciating Grace” is a good example of this visual story telling.

Words add even more dimension for me, so here’s what I’ve written to go along with this piece.

 “Grace is a name for a girl. It’s also a thought that can change the world.”

–U2, Grace

 

Grace starves when all that feeds it/her is a language of fear. In this piece, spoons — implements for transporting nutrients, carry only words of danger and death. Arranging the spoons in the shape of a ribcage acts to reinforce the idea that these words do not sustain life but in fact starve it. The solders surrounding the piece suggest a fence erected to restrain grace.

(you can see the image larger by clicking on it and zoom it by clicking the bottom right corner of the enlargement)

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One response to “Emaciating Grace

  1. This is one of my favorite pieces of yours. (except the one I purchased, of course)
    Heres what I like about it-
    a) you are making something that doesnt’ fit the typical ideal of “Pretty” art and thats refreshing , thought provoking and inspirational.
    b)that your putting something out into the world that makes a definate statement, not wishy washy shallow /feel good stuff.(depth is good)
    c) your use of the materials… transparent and opaque layers, found object etc. all make a visually taisty treat. (taisty and deep)
    And thats all I have to say ! Keep up all the great work!

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