Out, Out, Brief Candle!

Out, Out, Brief Candle! depicts the relationship between early cinema and archaeology, when "Egyptomania" created a two-way circuit: magic lantern shows and early films found an eerie subject and muse in Egypt, and real-life spectacles such as the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb produced accounts of entombed treasures and Pharaohs' curses.

Out, Out, Brief Candle!
Marker, graphite, and drawing collage on paper
42 x 52 in.