linen canvas drawn with black ink self-supported by polystyrene stuffing; artist's technique: " Linen canvas is first sewed into shape, (after having been cut into pieces, joined and sewn together) then the unexpanded polystyrene is used for stuffing before the expanded polystryrene; openings are then sewn closed. Lastly, the drawing with Indian ink is completed on the outside of the canvas to create an illusion of 'skin' textures." In her title, Ms. Smith conjures up Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem "Ozymandias".
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.