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False Sense of Privacy (PATRIOT Act II)
Acrylic spraypaint on canvas
36"H x 48"W
2015
$8000

This is the second painting in the series commenting on the PATRIOT (now USA FREEDOM) Act. The central figure was appropriated from John William Godward's 1903 painting entitled "Girl in Yellow Drapery." Her pose and dress suggest an intimate moment which made for an ideal composition to comment on the Act's encroachment on our privacy. As in the first painting of this mini-series, the transparency effect from her diaphanous gown also serves to represent the greater need for transparency by the government in its execution of the Act.