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The Problem We All Live With
The Problem We All Live With
Acrylic, steel, masonite, magnets
40" H x 64" W
2010

In 1964, Norman Rockwell painted "The Problem We All LIve With" for the cover of Look Magazine as an exploration of the realities of desegregation within the United States. By using a familiar and poignant painting as a starting point, I sought to create a backdrop in which participants could physically create and manipulate a composition. Each figure is magnetic and can be incorporated anywhere on the larger background.

I included contemporary images that are also familiar, and in some instances, jarring in order to question which problems we, as Americans, also all live with.