Thrashbird: Walking on Eggshells

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Thrashbird: Walking on Eggshells

800.00

This piece is mixed media on 18x24 fine art paper.

With the introduction of the iPhone and the subsequent explosion in the number of people who carried smartphones, Thrashbird’s preoccupation with the epidemic of technological consumption inspired his “Clone” series. The design for the clone was an adaptation of a photograph of the artist looking down at his phone, contorting his body in an exaggerated, hunched over fashion. The photograph was converted into a silhouette stencil image that has become emblematic of his practice and message. The clone wears a hoodie with the hood up, obscuring his face, serving as a metaphor for our tendency to use technology to numb our connections to the world. His body is in a blackened silhouette, however, the details of his phone and hands are more intricate to punctuate the message. The visual simplicity of the design coupled with the accessibility of the message imbues the work with its power.

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