"Mind Over Man" chronicles my artwork around the paradigm of power.

9/28/10

Powers at Play


This paper cut is mounted floating on the gallery wall or on a backdrop and lit from the front, creating a dropped shadow.

Balanced Buddha


Total Equilibrium, absolut balance - that is a divine state. it is what happens after evolution, after all powers come to a halt.
I wanted to visualize this state through a levitating Buddha. weightless - balanced - one.

Cain and Abel


Cain and Abel as newborns, suckling on their mothers teat. So far powers are equally distributed, no indication of what is to happen later on in their lives...
This is another image for the MFA catalog (Jan 2011)

Cerebus


Cerebus, the three headed hell hound. this image is mounted floating and back lit, creating a warm glow around the silhouette of the paper cut.

Kilim


This quadrilateral symmetrical paper cut works as a floor-piece, the floor itself providing the background

7/19/10

State Troopers Performing a Folk Dance

Roadrage

Balance of Power

Discoverer

Boxers/same reach/same weight/same height

Bones in Balance




Landlords

Wrestle

You Talkin' To Me?!

6/15/10

Terror


This image is about 3' x 4', another symmetrical paper-cut, about the spread of fear- Terror!

Men and Woman




This image is about 3' x 6', symmetrical paper cut, another example of 'balance of power'

6/4/10

Birth of Evil

Hellhound

Kain and Abel

"Meeting of two CEO's each supposing the other to work for a firm with a higher market-share index"



Balance OF Power

Michel Foucault said "Power is everywhere...because it comes from everywhere." A 'Balance of Power' doesn't really exist. Because power operates both relationally and reciprocally, sociologists speak of the balance of power between parties.
Sociologists usually analyse relationships in which the parties have relatively equal or nearly equal power in terms of constraint rather than of power. Thus 'power' has a connotation of unilateralism. If this were not so, then all relationships could be described in terms of 'power', and its meaning would be lost. Power relationships are constantly shifting as competition drives to improve ones' status over the other.

I imagined a point of deadlock in the competition over power, an imaginary still-stand in evolution, a true equilibrium in the distribution of powers.

I did a series of symmetrical paper cuts, that allow me to freeze this unreal moment with Rorschach-test like graphic punch.