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Applebaum recently began working on a series of conceptual protest signs, with which she hopes to form a kind of “picket line of subconscious symbols." The signs are painted with glyphs representing various states of the subconscious: the television signal is the zoned-out mind, the silhouette is the part of yourself you don’t know. Yes, it’s very meta. “I was thinking about the Occupy movement and noticed that the occupied — or preoccupied — mind was an interesting play on words,” she says. “It’s important to occupy yourself, to think about who you are and what your real feelings are.”