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The Choice Between
The Choice Between is a diptych that parallels human choices and the consequences of them. In 2003, I created a somewhat abstract juxtaposition of sickness and health in oil paint. It's about having a choice and the fact that options are presented to us daily. I used microscopic images of tarred lungs and blood cells as inspiration. I find this painting to be a reality because it's not always easy to make the right decision when society provides so many unhealthy and deceptive choices. This duality can extend itself to so many facets of life.
By Heather on February 5, 2008 at 11:36am EST Topic(s): oil painting painting 2003 diptych

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Mike I really like how thick the black is that crosses over both halves. It really makes you picture just how bad things can be.

I also really like the stamped out rectangular shapes. What did you use to do those? :)
2/5/2008 at 12:18pm EST

Heather
Thanks :) I used a piece of scrap wood that I dipped into the white oil paint and then used it like a stamp.

On a side note...
I had no idea how wonderful it would be to reflect back on some of my past work. I?m seeing connections I?ve forgotten about and hopefully it will redirect (or redefine) my passion. This blog is my history of making. It's exciting.
2/6/2008 at 12:02pm EST
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