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Unknown Suspects

A response to America’s current climate of fear, “Unknown Suspects” is inspired by depictions of unknown terrorists in the media: those black silhouettes of head shots.

Culled from the web, the photo-based images in “Unknown Suspects” are translated into graphite on board. These anonymous, shadowy heads act as a kind of Rorschach test for our collective unconscious: what threats do we perceive in their vague ethnicity?  We take notice of the tilt of the head, the shape of the ears, the curls or sweep of the hair.

Presented life size, 20” x 16” in black frames, the images become a mirror that allows us to examine our other selves.

Graphite on board, 20” x 16”, framed in black, 2015.

 

Click here to see "Suspects" on canvas, 40" x 30".