Lauren Elizabeth Cunningham
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2011
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2010
Rope
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2009
Graveside Performance
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2008
Locus
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Untitled (Bird)
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2007
In-Between
Cairn
Untitled (Broken)
The Source
Dipoint Cascade

2006
Hole-punch Collage II
Hole-punch Collage I
Bronze Combs
Comb Curtain

All images © Lauren Cunningham 2012
Rope
2010
Pastel, graphite and string on paper
24" x 18"

The spelling of the word "rope" has been modified by one letter, resulting in a similar yet profoundly different word, "rape." This causes the viewer to look twice at and reflect on the implications of the text. Replacing the "o" in rope with an "a" is like raping the word itself. Just as a rape victim is forever impacted by the traumatic experience, the word has been fundamentally altered, even though it maintains its overall shape.
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