Cutting Edges

Mary Helmic's avatar Mary Helmic

When something is described as “cutting edge,” it’s considered to be the newest, most advanced in its field: at the current limits of human progress. Yet there are multiple “cutting edges” in our society which are painful: exponential growth in human trafficking, soldier suicide, minority incarcerations, economic instability, addictions, and disease. What counter-balances such devastation? Every individual who works at the boundaries, addressing serious, life-impacting issues. They are the “cutting edge” proponents, on the front lines of prevention and education, caring for survivors, and creating new treatments. Cutting Edges is dedicated to each person who plays a part in the collective response to these hurtful, life-threatening dilemmas. “Be part of the solution, not the problem.” Live to give.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 1/2 inches
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: 45 inches
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 13 inches