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Inoculating Mandalas Plastic, toy guns. 2007. 1ftx 4.5ft x 4.5ft. Mandalas, an eastern symbol of contemplation and celestial mapping, inoculate violent imagery with symmetry and change the visual context of the weapons to promote reflection and peace. The series hung in front of five full-length windows, partially obstructed by curtains. The backlit mandalas transformed the space into a shrine or place of worship despite the violent imagery. The centers of the mandalas were not painted white to emphasize the most dangerous point of the weapons in orange or red, as well as their inherent futility as toys. The imagery reflects my personal struggle between my past as a military child and my associations with war and violence.
Mar 25th, 2012
(6:14 PM)
 in “General”