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The Pivotal Moment In Which Paper Won The War
University of North Carolina at Asheville
Acrylic on Canvas
27 3/4” x 21 3/4” x 1 1/2”
Artist Statement: At one time or another, you have probably settled a conflict with the rapid hand motions of Rock-Paper-Scissors. Though the rules are quite simple, the individual manner in which the game is played often corresponds to personality type. With a clinched fist, aggressive personalities are more likely throw ‘rock’ while people with a vicious temperament are more likely to cast ‘scissors.’ On the other hand, ‘paper’ is more commonly chosen by those with a passive disposition.
Though it remains a form of nonverbal communication, Rock-Paper-Scissors is imbued with a bitter sense of political irony. After a series of compressed moments of inactivity, the brutal attack of ‘rock’ accounts for the most popular move while the cunning use of ‘scissors’ is selected to a lesser extent. The quiet rationale of ‘paper’ lies somewhere in between.
Bio: One year, eight months, and three days after the rise of the Reagan administration, Gus Frisbee was born kicking and screaming in Asheville, North Carolina. He is currently enrolled in the BFA program at UNC-A.