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"Electric Chair"
acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas
40" x 30" x 1.5"

Oxford University Press selected this painting for the cover of Professor Craig Haney's new book Death by Design: Capital Punishment as a Social Psychological System.
In creating this image, I exploited the connotations of the color red and of spattered, dripping, and smeared paint to explicitly portray this subject of controversy.
The sides of the canvas are painted so it may be displayed in a contemporary setting without a frame.

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