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Sheila Goloborotko, Bill of Rights - Reading Between the Lines
20 x 15 in (h x w), Screenprint, Oxidized Iron, Pyrogravure

Bill of Rights - Reading Between the Lines

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“The Declaration of Independence marked the birth of the United States of America and set forth the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Later, the Constitution outlined the style of government and defined the rights to be protected from intrusion by government. We imagined these as unlimited, undefined, endless documents with perpetual posterity.
The contemporaneous political polarity seasoned by alternate facts put these valuable documents—a beacon to all who value freedom—at risk. In this 10-layer screenprint, pyrogravure, and oxidized iron print the words of each amendment are deconstructed and spread apart as an alphabet soup. Each letter is either position by chance or form new words; senseless, the documents lose the weight of the message. Destitute from meaning, burnt letters float on translucent paper covered in rust. The message shows the sign of some wear and tear—and remind us to question the value of freedom and nonsense. “

  • Artwork Details

    Bill of Rights - Reading Between the Lines, 2019. Screenprint, Oxidized Iron, Pyrogravure, Ed.1, 20 x 15 inches

  • Framing

    Artwork is unframed unless otherwise specified. Contact for assistance with framing options.

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