Medium: Original sculpture made of wood, metal and fabric, with acrylic paint and gloss varnish. Framed with a cloth backing and glass casing, with a removable back for easy dusting or cleaning.
Size of art: 5x5x3″
Size of frame: 11x11x4.5″
Mounts on wall or can be set on a pedestal or shelf alternately.
This very unique three-dimensional artwork depicts a miniature electric chair, with fabric straps and metal buckles as well as a metal head-cage coming from the top of the chair. The title is an indication of the artist’s perspective that punishments and judgments within the criminal justice system are often dressed up as being fair or impartial. The very idea of justice has been, in a sense, whitewashed. In another sense, even appearance is racialized as either black or white and the humanness of the individual is erased in the process, with stereotypes being attached instead of a person’s character being understood. As with all art, various interpretations of the form and content are welcome.