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Door Carpet

Door Carpet

Door Carpet

Maria Pelosi

Humanity / A World Of Beauty - This site specific work symbolically illustrates the deliberate cruelty of people to disregard the preservation of purity. Making the white carpet small enough to allow people to step over is critical, as it fully highlights how individuals can set out deliberately to destroy a pure form. I filmed this anonymously over a period of time to capture the reactions of everyone who passed over it, as I didn't want to influence people's initial reactions to the carpet if I was to stand beside it. My work is inviting people to make a choice: to physically tamper with an object or leave it be. Therefore, human interaction can dramatically change the appearance of anything. We as a society need realize our wrong doings to preserve a world of beauty.

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I Ran

I Ran

In My Imagination

In My Imagination