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PATRIOT Act patriot act
Objects in the Mirror are Closer than They Appear (PATRIOT Act III)
Acrylic spraypaint on canvas
48"H x 24"W
2015
$8000

This is the third entry in the PATRIOT (now USA FREEDOM) Act series. In order to capture a sense of omnipresent government surveillance, imagery was appropriated from John William Godward's 1899 artwork entitled "The Mirror". As in the other two works in this series, the need for government transparency is communicated in the composition through the diaphanous gown. The artwork's title was inspired by words I read daily in my commute which seem apropos to the theme.