The earliest recorded name goes back to Samaria in 3000 BC, long before the earliest recorded portrait. The power of a remembered name to conjure a person is a power that has been long known. In this faux quilt, the name of Leonid Karas, who was murdered almost 70 years ago, is preserved against a map of Europe at the time of his death: world divided into East and West at height of the Cold War. A quote from Jefferson, one of the architects of American democracy, and by association, the free world, completes this work.
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