create | encounter

winning submissions & honorable mention pieces

1st Place: Dilation & Evacuation

October 12, 2018

Sopher forceps are used in dilation & evacuation abortions to dismember second-trimester children in the womb. For this piece, they have been used to tear apart photo negatives. "Dilation & Evacuation" invites viewers to reflect upon how abortion destroys entire lifetimes, and all the Kodak moments that would have been; look closely and you will see a wedding, birthday, first day of school, skydiving, and more. Inspirations include the future-like-ours argument and the Polaroid analogy. The Sopher forceps are firmly glued to the lightbox so they can never harm a child; once intended as an instrument of death, they now communicate how devastating abortion is for the victim and all of society. 

Medium: Mixed media sculpture (lightbox, photo negatives, and Sopher forceps)

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

Featured Posts

When others drove with their headlights on

and tied yellow ribbons onto trees

we wore black and walked to school.

When torches lit, and oil fields bur...

1st Place: Inside the Beast

October 13, 2018

Please reload

Recent Posts

October 13, 2018

Please reload

Please reload

Search By Tags
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Instagram Social Icon

@2017 by Aimee Murphy and Encounter Youniverse project collaborators.