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Catharsis in Art

Holocaust and Redemption in the Photography of Susan Silas

G. Roger Denson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Susan Silas' series of photographed dead birds in various states of decay presents a singular case in point once we explore how the artist's brightly illuminated, exquisitely feathered corpses take on a surprisingly cathartic function in our need to mourn and to moralize.