Theodore Golden

West Hartford, CT

In this incredibly isolating time we have lost the ability to physically interact with each other and experience the physicality and warmth of each others bodies. Moreover, isolation has made me feel particularly aware of my own body and the ways it is changing due to the pandemic. My work explores the comfort and familiarity of skin to skin contact, the human body, and the ways in which it transforms and changes with time. The forms are both incredibly inviting, familiar, and comforting while also visually disturbing and unknowable, an intense mixture of emotion we are all feeling as we are forced to both long for and fear human contact.

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Pillow 3, 2020, fabric, fiber fill, acrylic paint, sand, 2' x 4.5' x 2'

Gallery University Art Gallery