morgan|johnson|norwood   visual art
The Invention of Love
2000
mixed media on canvas
Inscribed within the layers of paint is a quote from Sylvia Plath's journal, "there is so much hurt in this game of searching for a mate, of testing, trying and you realize suddenly that you forgot it was a game, and turn away in tears."

Much of our experiments in dating speak to me as if we are rehearsing lines for a play, testing them to discover what reaches the audience best. There are masks and identities and costumes and ceremonial dances. What would happen if these games didn't exist?
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