Medium: Acrylic on paper
Size: 70 cm x 100 cm
The boxed series and self portraits came at a time when I was going through a very introspective period in my life. I had just experienced a somewhat traumatic heartbreak, and it literally forced me to deconstruct every illusion I had found comfort in. And as a result I felt disconnected from reality. All the compartments that I had created throughout my life became undone, and there was no way I would put them back together. But as the dust was beginning to settle and I could see this for the blessing and opportunity it was, did I realize that all the ‘stuff’ I had stored in those compartments did not belong to me. I had been carrying around other people’s projections of who I should be, what I should be, how I should be, etc. The baggage was not mine. For a second I felt elated. But wait, so... who am I without the baggage. And then began the journey of stepping outside the box. And I consciously deconstructed the boxes that were there. And I realized that we step out of one box to just a bigger more comfortable one and then again and then again, it’s a constant process of stepping out of the box, into a bigger one. Until we can’t no more and we just choose to exist without being ‘packaged’.
Ships in a tube
This item will arrive rolled in a dent-resistant tube.This method is especially safe for oversized works, and provides lower shipping costs as well. Rolled works can be easily stretched (for canvas works, i.e. placed onto wooden stretcher bars) and/or framed by a local framer upon arrival. Upon immediate delivery, we highly recommend you send any works on paper directly to your framer for cautious, professional unrolling of the artwork.
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