24”x17.5”. Rusted barbed wire, lightbulb, plaster and tempera on canvas. © WL Smith 1993. Collection of The WL Smith Revocable Living Trust.Looking like a slab of smog-corroded marble, Compromise houses an old high-intensity light bulb and is wrapped in barbed wire. Where the barbs touch the surface, there are little red gashes that look like wounds. Bleeding rock in bondage. I love it.