These actual-size drawings of lint, dust, and hair engage an uncomfortable tension between instinct and intellect. Conflicted, the mind struggles to suppress the body's impulse to blow or brush away these illusory but truly irritating sheddings. The real, the represented, and the imagined intertwine, leading to contradictory experiences of seeing, feeling, and knowing.

Cynthia Lin Drawings of Dust silver on gesso on paper
Breath #17
2001
silver on gesso on paper
14 x 11 inches


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