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Jennifer Sloan
The Four Humors: Black Bile
Mixed media

17 x 20 x 10 "

Alternative Museum

The Four Humors is a series of shrine-like sculptures that combine photography with art historical references, and architectureal motifs to speak about AIDS. Early renaissance reliquaries were the models for these hinged boxes that open to reveal photographs and votive objects. This series is titles for Hippocrates' theory that a balance of humors, i.e. bodily fluids, determines character, health and temperament.

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