Mike Palichleb

Mike Palichleb

Yahudiah Dumah Rachmiel

Description of Work

Yehudiah - Digital Painting - Not For Sale

Dumah - Digital painting - Not For Sale

Rachmiel - Digital painting - Not For Sale

Artist's Statement

My artwork uses ambiguity and symbolism to convey narrative, leaving the viewer with the challenge and potential payoff of discovering the meanings behind the imagery. Displayed as a triptych, this body of work speaks about the complexities of identity in an increasingly tribalistic society and the erasure of individuality that follows.

The central image deals with suicide and the metaphorical death of an individual through conformity. With the added context of the flanking images, it is also meant as an examination of actual suicide and what is left behind. A year ago, one of my friends committed suicide. This is not meant as a literal depiction of his death, but rather, a metaphor for my interpretation of what he went through and how his loved ones were affected.

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If you wish to purchase any of these pieces, please contact the gallery director, Jacqueline Nathan (jnathan@bgsu.edu.)


Updated: 04/08/2021 10:16AM