D+M Alum Laura Swanson featured on Beautiful/Decay Artist and Design

Posted 4/4/2012 @ 6:01AM

“Splices” recognizes an absurdity in comparing overt physical differences. I am fascinated with a contemporary phenomenon: overindulgent, politically correct driven behavior of pointing out obvious differences to avoid seeming ignorant or biased. Often, this ends up as condescending towards the person who is the “different” one. In “Splices”, it is apparent the eyes are not the subject’s, but what is it about a blunt splice that makes one so quick to notice or point out the obvious difference? Ultimately, I am interested in the idea that something can become too different to bear – to the degree where one cannot refrain from pointing it out. -Laura Swanson