The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: May 3, 2002
Ascend wood, acrylic, photo emulsion, and watercolor on paper 12 x 9.5 x 5 inches 1995Ascend is a collaborative piece combining sculpture and photography. The sculpture, a vessel resting on its side, confronts the viewer with a symbol for the failing body. The blue-toned photographic image provides a place of departure or ascension for the release of the soul. The imagery and concept of this work developed from a dialogue between the artists and their shared experiences with their fathers' struggle with cancer.