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Translucent porcelain, linen string, epoxy resin, monofiliment, approx 8 ft long, 36" from floor, individual shoes are 5.5"h x 10'"w x 3.5"d


In the first month of 2010 –

“Since Christmas Eve, the highly publicized murders of three women and the hospitalization with severe injuries of two others have put a spotlight on domestic violence in Connecticut. These five cases made headlines, but the public never hears about thousands of others”

Rachelle Kucera Mehra, 2010, February 5, Standing up to domestic violence, Westport News, A14

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Comment by Resident Curator on March 26, 2022 at 9:59am

I'm happy to hear you're still checking back in on the site, and look forward to seeing what you're doing now.

Comment by Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong on March 25, 2022 at 1:04pm

Thank you for your thoughtful review of this installation. I hadn't thought of this piece in some time, and was glad to be reminded. It's a confrontational work. You cannot look away.

I will be happy to update my images soon. 

Warm regards,

Jocelyn

Comment by Resident Curator on March 24, 2022 at 9:21am

Curator’s Comments:

 

While the installation entitled This is where we draw the line was shared back in 2012, it still resonates today with the ongoing trauma of domestic violence.  There is a horrible and vaguely seductive beauty to the fragile porcelain and visual contrast of the dripping red epoxy.  The red of course has connotations to blood and violence; a color of caution and destruction when juxtaposed with the body. I interpret the starkness of the translucent white clay body against the white wall as exuding vulnerability in its bare openness.  The proportions of the piece indicated suggest a human scale, while the alternating positions of the high heeled shoes form a linked chain. Contemplating the title of the work situates this visual linkage in a position of strength. I see other pieces within your studio practice as sharing concerns for gender and conflict, and believe you have chosen materials that beautifully infuse a tactile physicality to the issues.  I do hope that if you revisit the site you consider posting new images.

Comment by Keri Mills on May 28, 2012 at 12:50am

I love that you use your art as a form of activism.  It is something I do in some of my own art, and I believe there is no higher calling than to be an artist expressing social and cultural conscience.  Really amazing!

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