How others perceive us unknowingly causes us to judge ourselves. With an unconscious desire to belong, we alter ourselves, deciding what is acceptable and not to present to the world. Over time we unconsciously disown parts of ourselves in order to belong.
This disownment causes an emotional conflict. As we suppress our unwanted characteristics, not only do they persist, but they also amplify. Until they become the loudest thing that we emote, and cannot hear. This is overpowering for others, they can only hear what we are trying to suppress. And then they begin to speak softly – so softly that we can no longer hear that we do belong.
This series shows the disagreements between our emotions and the paradox as it appropriates the figure.
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Archival inkjet prints 30” x 30” Limited edition of 12
Archival inkjet prints 10” x 10” Limited edition of 25