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Grace Queen: Specter


Grace Queen

Oil on Canvas

The term specter is defined as a ghost or something which haunts the mind, but the word itself shares a phonetic similarity with the word spectacle. This piece plays on both of these ideas; it has an eerie quality as the face is pulled and contorted while extra eyes peer back at the spectator, yet the many hands still put on an unwavering show. Specter portrays this sense of watching as an exterior performance duels interior distress.