The Gravity of Spirit Corruption

The Gravity of Spirit Corruption. Mechanical Pencil, 14" x 17", 2000.


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This work details the assimilation of new spirits into established culture, as well as the psychic ego battle of established personalities already immersed. Seen on the left is a young adult, interacting with a child, on the right. The balloons of the child keep it immune from the gravity of mass cultural ego scenarios; however, that innocence is also illustrated as dwindling, noted by the balloon floating off in the distance, the ‘bursting’ balloon from the interaction with the stranger, and also the built in needle of the child’s own curiosity, seen as part of the facial region.