Art Work — Drunk Driving Death          

These art pieces were first exhibited at Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington, in February 1994.  Gallery Director Trudy Woods masterfully presented the works in a way which gave viewers a choice of whether to view the Autopsy piece, and if so, whether or not to lift the veil and see the death face.  Many people looked, many others did not.  The works have been exhibited a half dozen more times.

The works are acrylic collages of laser-printed photographs and document copies, and paint, on canvas. Larger image files are available upon request.  info@davidleemyersphoto.com

Installation, Lower Columbia College

Trudy Woods, Gallery Director

From the central gallery area, viewers saw this nook with the very visible Drunk Driver's Target.

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Those who read the warning sign and wanted to enter, did so.  Inside, the Autopsy piece was on their right:

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Some chose to lift the black bridal veil and view the death face.  Others did not.

 

 

 


Drunk Driver's Target

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Autopsy of a Drunk's Victim

Below are low-resolution previews.  Please view them to get a sense of what the pieces look like overall.

To read the autopsy pages, download a 7.5 MB PDF file.    Higher-Resolution versions available, info@davidleemyersphoto.com.

Autopsy of a Drunk's Victim —left hand panel of a diptych

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Autopsy of a Drunk's Victim—right hand panel of a diptych —Draped version partly concealing the death face.

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Autopsy of a Drunk's Victim—right hand panel of a diptych —the death face, plainly visible.

 

 

 

 

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