Echo I Am


This piece plays on the word ecco which means, in Italian, “here you are!” and an echo, the verbal confirmation of here-ness when one shouts into an empty space. It further plays with the Latin phrase,  ecce homo or “behold the man.” Ecce Homo paintings show Jesus presented with the crown of thorns. My painting is an image about how one knows identity; is it through words announcing presence, through sound-confirmation, through presentation to a crowd, through suffering…?

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