Jay Handy

Standing on Stilts

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Drypoint engraving, chine colle

11" x 18"

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The photo featured in this work is the iconic image shot by Sally Mann in 1990. The girl’s un-childlike expression and body language create a clear contrast between her air of maturity and the child on stilts in the background. The threshold between wanting to grow up and still engaging in childish games is centered in this work, inviting the viewer to remember their own crossing of that threshold.