Image: Transition
(Akron, Ohio, 1923 - 1993, Akron, Ohio)

Transition , 1991

Telephone wire, mixed media and paint on canvas board
22 1/8 in. x 28 1/4 in. x 1 3/4 in. (56.2 cm x 71.76 cm x 4.45 cm)
Museum Acquisition Fund
alternate view
In 'Transition,' McCaffrey lays out his view of the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous, which was founded in Akron. The central figure, which is simultaneously a flower and a butterfly, signifies the blossoming that takes places as a result of the AA process. The Star of David and the cross symbolize the two religions from which AA draws many of its principles. Flanking the flower are two alternative states of existence: good and evil. Eyes scattered throughout the composition represent the omnipresent eye of God.
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