Name: Brian Port
Statement: The title of this painting "Choice" refers to the saying that Òthe most spiritual thing we do is to chooseÓ. The sculpture in the painting, and the viewer, are presented with two paths to consider as well as two ways to view the roll of the dice. The number 7 is facing up, which, in the dice game of Craps, can be a winning or a losing number. In the painting it is left unknown whether it is a good or bad roll, so the viewer is brought to a decision point. Moving deeper we see three instances of the number 7 (7 objects, 7 by adding the top numbers on both dice and 7 by adding two and subtracting one number of the front die 5+3-1=7). This is significant in many ways but the viewer is invited to draw their own hypothesis of the true meaning in relation to the rest of the painting.
Near D 283
400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Oil on panel
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