Playing Dead

Years Completed: 2005-06 (on going series)
Dimensions: 13 x 19 each
Media: Digital C-prints

Images of death portrayed in film explore the meaning of death by faking it. Stills from John Wayne western films and iconic childhood films where playing dead becomes an over-dramatized gesture of the act of dying. Titles are “Stickemup,” “Roll Over,” and the last words of the characters. Ex.: “I’m melting!” and “You were right about me… Tell your sister… you were right…”