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Tom Cvetkovich: Incarnate

This mixed media installation comprised of animated portraits with recurring motifs contemplates the recycling of the soul. Cvetkovich strives to understand what it is to be recycled just as the components of the earth are. He produces this feeling through the portrayal of the elements air, water, fire, and earth interacting with the faces in the presentation. The additional motifs of shadows, circles, and cloths create a spiritual reference of awakening, add a saint-like patronage to the individuals, and encompass the fragility of human life. The resolution of this came from Cvetkovich’s creative inspiration found in his deepest journey of the unconscious. His use of graphics and 3D animation programs as a medium is a transition from his previous workings in holography. His choice of production methods was determined to be the singular approach to meet his desired results concluding with the formation of Incarnate.


Past Exhibitions


February 17 - April 14, 2018


The Butler Institute of American Art
542 Wick Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio 44502