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Jared Plock

Chimera #1

2013, Collagraph and monotype, 36"w x 48"h

The chimera, traditionally known as a mythical beast consisting of a lion’s head, a goat’s body and a serpent’s tail, is also a genetic anomaly in which a single individual is the result of two zygotes fused together in utero, as well as a psychological state in which the mind fabricates a dream that cannot be realized. Drawing upon the multiple interpretations of chimera as an abstraction of society, I explored collage utilizing the scrap and detritus of day-to-day life treating each component as an individual brush stroke. The fragments, each containing an identity of its own, acquire meaning when arranged communally. The textures vibrate against each other creating a physicality to the print while expressing a sense of temporality. Formally, the two shapes are tethered together; however, it is unknown whether they are pulling away from or toward each other.

Jared Plock - Chimera #1

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