Third Place 2-Dimensional Award
The Temptation of Privilege
Oil on Panel
45" x 30" x 2"
Laurie Hoen, The Temptation of Privilege, 2019, 45” x 30”, Oil on Panel
Where does privilege come from? Am I aware of it when I have it? Am I aware of those who don’t? Does my silent acceptance of this advantage come with strings attached? In many cultures the pheasant is considered a symbol of royalty. In this setting, they are all considering the potential and risk of picking up a key, representative of opportunity. It’s the female bird who seems to have to step over more obstacles to reach the key.