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Published April 07, 2014, 12:00 AM

"Coma"


"Coma" depicts an unconscious patient being pulled into the mouth of a macabre death mask which resembles the opening of a CAT scan machine, a symbol of modern medical technology. In his description of this painting, Kevorkian wrote, "How strange and inscrutable is the deep sleep of trauma or disease. Is there consciousness in the live brain? The eyes may be flitting, but do they see? Does that signify dreaming? Sometimes the sleeper awakes; but more often this last profound act of Morpheus merely provides another morsel for nature's ultimate scavenger - Death." (Lee Bowers/Gallerie Sparta)
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