F O R C E

F O R C E

2019, Colored Pencil and Graphite on Paper

50 X 39 inches This drawing explores ideas of expansion and contraction through the evolution of combat weaponry. As violence expands via technological innovation and acquired mechanical wisdom, humanity will contract and eventually disappear. One big nuclear explosion and we’re all toast. In the drawing, the weapons begin at the top with the most primitive - two rocks - and progress downward according to the Fibonacci sequence – 3 fires, 5 sling shots, 8 knives – but then decline in reverse – 4 guns, 2 bombs, and 1 nuclear explosion. As each weapon becomes more sophisticated and subsequently has the potential to do more widespread damage, its physical size in the drawing exponentially decreases. I saw the whole piece structured like video game or a carnival game, with weapons lined up as if bouncing across a stage, gaining in power but shrinking in physical size, slowly killing themselves in the process.

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