Hotel Art 5: Paramecium
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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Hotel Art 5: Paramecium –2010 – acrylic on canvas – 24" x 18" x 0.75" (60.96cm x 45.72cm x 1.91cm)
A pink paramecium with a purple macro-nucleus is caught in a tug-of-war between fiery flames from below and cooling waters from above. A reversal of the usual position of earthly things, this work begs the viewer to question the true center of gravity while staying at a needlessly overpriced hotel.