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Sena Wataya
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ
Faculty Sponsor: Patrick Strzelec

Empty Flag (#1-27)
Wood, metal, canvas and cement
Dimensions Variable.

Artist Statement

I am attracted to the idea of a "flip" in a situation or condition, an event that perceptually reverses the experience of something so that known becomes unknown, left becomes right, and head becomes tail. Relationships between two sides are interchangeable and contradictory: ugliness can be seen as beauty. Even with the intention to be just one thing, the state of an object that depends on dichotomy for its definition always has the potential to change to its opposite.