26.5″ × 56″ x 4″
pencil on paper, pencil on wall, archival mounting board, medical tape, erasers
Under Taken derives from a family portrait of the artist as a self-conscious pre-teen and her father at Disney World. Shpungin dissects the photograph and draws it in heavily dense graphite silhouette; the artist left crippled with her arms only visible, the father an outline and then a shadow drawn upside down under the drawing directly on the gallery wall. The drawing itself is placed on a shelf made of rubber erasers, a division—suggesting the impermanence of relationships and existence in general.
Installation photography © Etienne Frossard