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anathema

Spencer, United States

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This is my first large-scale altered piece. It was for an Anti-Smoking art exhibit, aimed at raising awareness of the ill-effects of smoking, especially in the LGBT community, where smoking is much more prevalent than in the rest of the population.

It consists of 100 4" X 4" squares, each collaged with an assortment of vintage smoking ads, loteria cards, joss paper (which is burned in China to honor the dead), and lung X-rays. In each square (almost) a piece of text is visible through the pink paint (the color of the LGBT symbol and of healthy lung tissue) with a word signifying a reason to quit. THe reasons to quit are tiny and hard to find, just like they are in your mind when you are trying to quit smoking.

The fact that the piece is 100 pieces coming together to form one work of art symbolizes the community of people who need to come together to help one person quit smoking.

This piece is in the collection of Covenant House, Charleston, WV.

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