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Stephen Wozniak
Child’s Play
Sears Portrait photographic color print
17” H x 11” W (43.18 cm H x 27.94 cm W)
Collection of Dr. Patrick T. Vargas

Child’s Play alludes to both the ultimate act of theatrical performance and the toddler’s bedroom interior backdrop behind the subject in this Sears portrait photograph. The dated apparel and accouterment worn by the subject and the backdrop indicate a regressive, protected act and even a sacred place stuck in the past.