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fox

fox

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

‘Fox’ is hauntingly beautiful in the smooth watercolored merging of girl and animal that defies the boundaries of the conventional physical ‘self’. Two creatures fused as one entity causes me to ponder whether the quest for individual identity is futile unless accounting for my social self belonging to, and absorbing my environment...

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chapter books

chapter books

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

In grasping a sense of self, I think looking to the past and reflecting on the self of childhood can shed light on the type of person we were, and the journey to the present. This painting inspired me to consider how much of the foundation of my identity has already been laid by life experiences so far. Can I choose to draw from, or shake off elements of...

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untitled box series 1

untitled box series 1

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

Hiding in small spaces with a partner in crime was a favorite childhood game, and this painting brings me back to that feeling of secrecy and closeness with playmates. The messy entanglement of feet and detailed shading of the naked bodies creates a realistic and natural moment capturing two people almost momentarily blending into one.

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lipstick

lipstick

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

The message of clashing public and private selves is loud and clear in this image, and I think the blood red color is cleverly used to highlight the social mask as armor protecting the hurting person on the inside. There is something very sad and relatable about this picture and it’s one that immediately stood out to me for inclusion in this...

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bombs away

bombs away

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

I think of how I see the seediness in this picture and the forceful and degrading use of the colorful pops and I wonder how I would have viewed the lady seven or eight years ago. This is a dramatic presentation, yet it makes me wonder to what extent self-portrayal is beyond our control. Perhaps a second self always exists who is shaped in the eyes of the...

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this thing called art is really dangerous

this thing called art is really dangerous

Posted by on Mar 2, 2014 in Two selves | 0 comments

I feel that the use of art as my medium of self exploration is expressed by this painting. The result may be unpredictable, undefined, and has a multitude of aspects to examine. The title of this piece suggests the vulnerability that comes along with such a venture and I hope, just like this cloud of color, I can make a meaningful shape or outcome from...

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