Crisis of Conscious, detail

Crisis of Conscious, detail

Artist: Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

Title: Crisis of Conscious, detail

Attribution: Crisis of Conscious, 2021, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

Year: 2021

Materials: mixed media with handmade paper (cotton, glitter, stones, zipper, flock, twenty-seven macerated secrets)

Dimensions: 11”w x 8”h x 10”d

Image Statement: Crisis of Conscious is a self-portrait. The shoes evolved when I felt the need to destroy twenty-seven shameful secrets that I typed onto office paper as an exercise in self-reflection. Although one can no longer see the words of the pulverized page, the secrets are forever embedded within the work. The stones symbolize the psychological weight of my words.