Hangman in the Attic

Abstract

The sketch is one of Bruce’s earliest works of art- his creativity and thirst for knowledge of theatre started in his attic. The drawing includes a hidden symbol, unconsciously reflecting his gay identity—an expansion on “coming out of the closet” and “skeleton in the closet” concepts. The sketch shows an attic full of life and memorabilia symbolizing a traditional life, and the viewer will be shocked to see a hanging skeleton amidst the usual attic items.

Creator

He/Him/His

Title

Hangman in the Attic

Date

1976

Medium

Sketch

Description

Sketch done in colored pencil

Rights

The RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center retained rights from artists or next of kin on April 8, 2020

Citation

Bruce Hlibok and He/Him/His, “Hangman in the Attic,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed May 20, 2024, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/24.