Esther M. Neisen
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Smother 2010
Solo Show at the Carnegie Art Center 2.14.10-3.19.10

Smother's concept was based around a method which my sister would use when dealing with bugs that she was afraid of. Instead of killing or catching and releasing, she would put a cup over them and slowly let them suffocate. It reminded me a lot of how it is human nature to worry about how others perceive us, and so if there is an aspect of our personality we are afraid may come across negatively to others (whether rational or irrational) we often take great pains to internally modify it or smother it.