The Tyranny of Corn

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The Tyranny of Corn: Series of six encaustic collage paintings
Encaustic collage
Six paintings 4 ¾” x 6 ¾” and one painting 3 ¼” x 4 ¼”
2012 In this narrative series I chose inane, unassociated texts and line drawings from antique textbooks, recontextualized them, and embellished them scenically to create tension in a dramatic arc. The narrative explores what happens to children when they are dominated by oppression—not just by an individual perpetrator but also by a culture that forbids their own story. Taboo cements original trauma into a permanent burden. Will these children rectify the past in their future? Or will oppression prevail?
The Tyranny of Corn | 2013 | Encaustic Painting