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September 1, 2008

"It All Just Got To Be Too Much" by TJ Barnes

This piece stood out to me because of its simplicity. All it's made up of are white bed sheets tied together in a string that hang down from the ceiling and reach down towards the floor.

A sheet ladder is symbolic in that it represents a means of escaping. When I look at TJ Barnes’s piece, it evokes the feeling of wanting to escape from the troubles or chaos of the everyday world. The title, “It All Just Got To Be Too Much,? is appropriate for this piece because sometimes there are just too many things thrown at you all at once that the only thing you could do to solve this dilemma is to run or escape. Every now and then, when there are too many things on my mind to think about, I just want to climb down from my makeshift ladder and escape from it all.