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Room for Two
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
This work titled Room for Two by Judith Mayer is part of a series
of self-portraits exploring how cropping the body, isolating the figure or parts of the body,
and choosing an unusual perspective or composition affect how the subject is judged.
Because part of the story is missing, the viewer must fill in the blanks.
Because there is no facial expression to read, viewers must consider the pose,
the clothing or lack thereof, the position of the figure inside the format,
and even the color palette to interpret the subject's state of mind.
The perspective in this piece is actually from the subject's point of view,
putting the viewer in the subject's shoes.
The figure is placed in the bottom corner creating a large void.
This flat, empty space was used to create a sense of isolation and the feeling of waiting.
There is room for another, yet they are missing.