Carrie Ann Baade
Exhibition: June 13 - July 4, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 13th, 7-10 pm

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The Blasmepher
18" x12" (25" x 19" framed)
Oil on panel with 23K gold leaf

Cursing is one of the few ways to express the extent of our emotions; it is a release from all the maligned ways life can disappoint us. Explicatives are used to assign blame to each other, God, and ourselves. I am interested in the idea of making an icon to the profane, an act which destroys sacredness, and in using it, we ourselves are never more exalted, only reduced.