identity: exempla iii.
This body was created to make tangible the diachronic components leading to self-awareness, as well as the feelings of sadness and unbearable incompleteness that accompany. The events of each piece occur not within any particular space, but rather within an atmosphere as a series of thoughts: recognition, formulation, contemplation. They are, in short, depictions of the process of transcending personal anchors as well as the catharsis of revealing each attribute of the self.
These works are exempla of the augmentation of growth into and as a singular entity. Each is a component of a psychological odyssey: the realization of what once was merely romanticized the future; the recognition and fears driven by messages of the unknowable; the death of synthetic securities and false freedoms. They are an affirmation of the end of my undergrad content, of my coming-of-age, and a promise of exploration of what lies beyond it.
This is the third installment of the series. Each piece was executed using two pigments of watercolor paint (Indigo and Alizarin Crimson) and two types of ink (flat black and white India).
They were featured in Southern Illinois University’s Annual Rickert-Ziebold Trust Award competition.
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