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The Space Between Us (15)

Deborah Rockman's avatar Deborah Rockman

I critique socio-cultural practices and their inherent absurdities and contradictions. Everyday we are barraged through contemporary media with news, information, images, and advertisements. Woven together is the slaughter of innocents and the season’s newest fashion trends; the exploitation of laborers in underdeveloped countries with the stock market’s gains and losses; the lack of accessible drugs for treating the AIDS pandemic with testimonials for Viagra; the starvation of displaced refugees with fast food endorsements. Ultimately distinctions between the benign and the malignant are extinguished. Images supporting the false notion that all is well are seamlessly blended with images revealing the truth of pain, suffering, loss, and alienation. We experience parallel worlds of truth and deception. Extremes of “beauty” cannot be fully comprehended without extremes of “ugliness” with which to compare them. Once compared, it is hard to untangle the lovely from the disturbing.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch framed
  • Medium: Colored Pencil on Mylar over Digital Print
  • Width: 24 inches framed
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 21 inches framed