September 18, 2020 John Phillip Davis




Acrylic paint, adhesive, ink, resin, caulk on pressed wood box

The counterpart, the alarm bell, the foe at work. This relationship ads to life. It drags us into a relationship with the present. It challenges our faith, our comfort, and our sense of being able to escape unscathed. Call it what you will as it has many names. The villain is where we rest our laziness and fear.

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