Jessica Maloney: Unconscious Drowning Trapped in a Moment




 
  • ©2003, Jessica Maloney, Unconscious Drowning Trapped in a Moment

Artist(s):


Title:


    Unconscious Drowning Trapped in a Moment

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2003

Size:


    62.5 inches x 86.5 inches x 6 inches

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Artist Statement:


    This piece invites the viewer to slip into the unconscious world of the female figure represented in the image. As the viewer’s eye slides back and forth across the panels, making their way down the piece, the image gets darker and goes out of focus. The figure is trapped within the frame, and the same motion is repeated again and again. The mood of the figure is somewhat serene, the closed eyes suggesting sleep. Yet the darkness closing in towards the bottom panels talks more about suffocation than peace. The female figure is trapped in a repetitive moment and is drowning without even being aware of the gravity of her situation.