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The Silence is Deathening

Joy Schroeder's avatar Joy Schroeder

The black, textural, fibrous material attracted my attention as I walked along the beach after a violent hurricane in Florida. These horrid yet beautiful, post-hurricane composite textures appeared discarded, so I rescued them. I immediately thought to integrate them with handmade paper that is often discarded and left as refuse. Like devastation resulting from a hurricane, news about huge numbers of children who are abused, maimed, tossed aside, and murdered around the world led me to integrate child-like heads in this piece -- cracked, broken, and missing.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: handmade paper collage
  • Width: 40 inches
  • Year created: 2019
  • Height: 32 inches