Jared L. Applegate
One of Robert Longo's HeroesThe Sophia Loren ConflictChampionBalanceO' JerusalemBombs BurstingThe Norma Jean ConflictPull Me UnderImpossiblePolitics as UsualNo Laughing MatterJimiUntitled (Michael Jackson)A Little Too EazyI See Death Around the CornerDamn, 24!?Bite the BulletThe Four HorsemenThe Degradation of GeniusIt Was Fam(t)eTo Live and Die in Language ArtsKing JamesUntitled (Truman Capote)The BostonianEar to the StreetsHow's it Hanging?Black SheepAs Drawn By My Left Hand...I Just Wanna Be HeardSydney Shapiro & Co.October Self-PortraitMy Thoughts About/During the Election110908Bury the Criminal"Best Wishes, Ernest Hemingway"
ARTIST STATEMENT

I begin with the question: From who, where, and what have we learned that is most beneficial in our lives? Having attended American public schools in a time that saw the use of the chalkboard and the beginnings of its gradual transition out of the classroom, I contemplate the temporal interchangeability of the chalkboard and educational environments. I remove the chalkboard from the classroom and place tragic historical figures onto its surface. These self-destructive figures, juxtaposed with biographical and anecdotal text, create an iconic, didactic stage for the viewer to contemplate education and mortality.