LETS FACE IT
This series is about the nighttime thoughts that give us no rest, in the dark, when there are no distractions or places to hide from our own thoughts and worries. On the reverse side of each piece of cut paper is an answer, yes or no, repeated insistently in handwritten calligraphy over the entire artwork. These are not what the true answers to the questions are, but rather what we fear them to be. The complementary colors and symmetrical font contribute to the two-faced nature of these questions and the way on which they can easily fall into either category. The grid of 20 artworks is displayed in a dark room and lit with fluorescent lights, emphasizing the garish, inescapable nature of our inner thoughts. The bright colors, usually associated with fun, become mocking and impossible to ignore. Lockdown and quarantines brought on by Corona are a seemingly endless night, putting us alone with ourselves and forced to confront all of our thoughts and flaws. What we worry about in these times is a mirror into our true selves: now that its been brought to light, Corona forces each of us to find the way forward out of our own anxieties.
These artworks were recently included in the online show about Corona, At Home, presented by the women's artist collective Studio Of Her Own.