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Maker: Nancy Buchanan; Women's Graphic Center
Date Made: 1982
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 47.625 cm x 40.005 cm; 18 3/4 in x 15 3/4 in
Main Subject: Poverty; Corporations
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Vulnerable Just as we all are, he is only a delicate envelope of flesh. Perhaps somehow this knowledge weighs on him more heavily than on many of us who are able to bear our mortality without resorting to an elaborate denial system. For what use are positions of directorship, mammoth stock holdings, 30th-floor office suites, limosines, private airplanes, when at any moment that intricate biological machine might cease to function? Among all those bundles of tissue and nerves, just one artery, only one valve a slip in the bathtub, an oily slick on a damp highway.The personal pain of his fragility is a root cause not only of his problems, but of ours - how else can one explain his avoidance of humanity itself, of simple human charity, of the fact of connection? It is this imbalance of his values that has led to our present oppressive condition. Help to heal him, help yourself, help us all. When next you encounter an executive, remind him kindly and gently that he is going to die. National Mortality Consciousness Day, the Ides of March, 1982. © Nancy Buchanan 1981 Typeset at the Women's Graphic Center, L.A.
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