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Ole Ukena | on Tumblr - Burnout Syndrome. Burned matches, canvas, 80x80 cm (2012)

Over 9000 matches stuck on a canvas to write the word “work” over and over again. While the first matches are still completly intact the last ones are gradually more and more burned down leaving traces of smoke. The piece can be read as a commentary on the habit to overwork and this resulting in depression or physical problems.