This painting, Eimi (Ancient Greek for "to be"), is a critique of Wanda Koop's Sentinel Rust. For me, Sentinel Rust sparks questions of identity through its use of lines and shapes in relation to the silhouette. Since some of the lines seem to be in the foreground in the original, I decided to experiment with magnifying and placing them in the background. I used green and gold because they best express my personal identity. By putting the two paintings next to each other, I hope to better understand the questions which form in Sentinel Rust and further develop in Eimi.
Alex-Andrei Ungurenasu is a Romanian-Canadian poet and artist. Their interests include visual poetry, modernist literature, and existentialist philosophy.