Show ran from 8/1/2012 to 8/18/2012
SEND ME YOUR LAST CIGARETTE mixed media
Opening Reception: Friday, July 27, 6-9pm
Jackie Hoysted is an Irish native and Maryland resident who is exploring the psychology of smoking and quitting through her art project Send Me Your Last Cigarette. Hoysted’s mixed media work revolves around the opposing notions of destruction/healing and death/resurrection. After destroying paper with a lighter (a metaphor for herself as smoker), she encases the paper in wax, as if to mummify it. She also creates funerary temples for others embarking on the same journey – creating art out of their last cigarettes and honoring their new path to freedom from nicotine addiction.