Life Cycle

2012 ArtPrize Entry

Each panel represents a stage of life; childhood, midlife, near death, and death. The panels overlap. The charcoal drawing, aka "The Meloncholy Man", is a portrait of a man with a Soviet Union and American flag draped over his head. There is a mushroom cloud over his left shoulder. The loop video is approximately 2 hours long. It explains the painting and charcoal. Its composed of a 4 1/2 minute segment which repeats. The repetition is ordinary day to day life. it is interrupted with 24 very different 30 second spots representing the other parts of life.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: 10
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 54 7/16

Venue & Connection Information

No unique technical requirements.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: Yes

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