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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Pleochroistic Crystal –2018 – oil on canvas – 36" x 24" x 0.75" (91.44cm x 60.96cm x 1.91cm)
A jewel floating in space suggests in its facets the face of a soul trapped within it. Is the mosaic a reflection of fractured identity, or simply a swan-song scream for help as the disparate colors combine to form a single hue? Perhaps it merely suggests a moment of ecstasy frozen in haunting spectra, isolated colors condensing to an ephemeral crystal that will vanish into the void after coalescing into a singular essence.