Rodin’s 1880 Thinker was an idealized male human figure embodying the intellectual and physical challenges of the post-industrial revolution. Karam’s Modern Thinker engages in a dialogue with Rodin’s work, questioning the transformation of human reality in the face of the contemporary technological revolution. In this work, the body has all but disappeared, and a cross section of the skull fills the canvas. The products of the brain exceed the boundaries of the head, and go out, perhaps, to cross other boundaries. Arteries exit at the neck, contained neatly in a vase. Behind the vase, recurring images show Rodin’s sculpture without a head.