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Stare Down, 2019

Colored Pencil, 4 sheets BFK Rives (22" x 30"ea.), duct tape, charcoal, 44 x 60 inches.

This work depicts a stare down between the subject and the viewer. Once again, large scale is utilized to force the viewer to acknowledge the subject's gaze back. Four panels of BFK Rives combine to create one workspace. The division lines interrupt mid-stare to create a break--a pause. The physicality of this piece references the fragility of identity. Identity is composed of many fragments and similarly pieced together to form individuality. Overtime, this piece is intended self-destruct. The weight of each paper pulls on the next creating a fragile work. With each showing, the paper tears more. Destruction is inevitable. 

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