Unfinished Portrait: Performance
Salina 2012
The Sandberg Farm
Falun Rd, Salina, KS
October 27, 2012

This outdoor work was time-based, with each presentation starting in daylight and ending in darkness. Installed on the ground on a bed of sand, the painted portraits faced the western sky. As the sun set, the portraits faded from view. But then the blackness rising in the eastern sky represented the hundreds of thousands of the people of Iraq and Afghanistan who have died since the invasions of their countries. In the hour leading up to total darkness, four members of the community walked up to the front of the panels, and began the performance.