New installation begun! I am hoping to create enough work that is in this style to fill an entire gallery space.I’d like to create a collage of some sort, that completely covers the walls, and trails onto the floor and ceiling as well.
The main idea behind this series is that of unnecessary protection. Unfortunately, we all get hurt, physically and mentally. These wounds are hard to recover from at times, and there are some from which we can never fully heal. Because these experiences are so painful, we tell ourselves we will never let it happen again, as we are terrified of ever feeling this terrible for a second time. So, what do we do? We shut ourselves off from the world. Yes, we save ourselves from pain, but we also deny ourselves from real happiness. To me, this isolation is worse than suffering, it is at times when we are vulnerable that we are capable of finding what really gives us joy, even if it puts one at risk of being hurt.
As hard as it is for me to do so at times, I will remain open to what is possible. I will jump in headfirst and love it. These ghosts can try to haunt me, but they will never possess my being.