LETS FACE IT

 

Mixed Media (Cut paper, Drawing, Calligraphy), 2020

Works about the nighttime thoughts that give us no rest, in the dark, when there are no distractions or places to hide from our own worries. Each poses a question, cut into the paper to form a symmetrical font. On the reverse side of each letter is an answer, yes or no, repeated insistently in handwritten calligraphy. 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 in which they can easily switch between yes and no. 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 circuslike, mocking and impossible to ignore. Lockdown and quarantines brought on by Covid-19 created a seemingly endless night, putting us alone with ourselves and forced to confront the carousel of our thoughts and flaws. What we worry about in these times is a mirror into our true selves. Now that it’s been brought to light, Covid forces each of us to find the way forward out of our own anxieties. 

These artworks were included in the online show At Home, presented by the women's artist collective Studio Of Her Own.

Will I Find My Peace (No)
Will I Find My Peace (No)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Did I Miss My Chance (Yes)
Did I Miss My Chance (Yes)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Are My Problems Real (No)
Are My Problems Real (No)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Am I Doing it Wrong (Yes)
Am I Doing it Wrong (Yes)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Will I Be Jealous of My Daughter (Yes)
Will I Be Jealous of My Daughter (Yes)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Will Time Make Me Wiser (No)
Will Time Make Me Wiser (No)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Are They Just a Crutch (Yes)
Are They Just a Crutch (Yes)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Will I Age With Grace (No)
Will I Age With Grace (No)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Is There A Point to Any of This (No)
Is There A Point to Any of This (No)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Am I That Person (Yes)
Am I That Person (Yes)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Can I Fix My Flaws (No)
Can I Fix My Flaws (No)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Will I Always Come Up Short (Yes)
Will I Always Come Up Short (Yes)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Will I Regret This Later (Yes)
Will I Regret This Later (Yes)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Are My Priorities Straight (No)
Are My Priorities Straight (No)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Am I Just Faking It (Yes)
Am I Just Faking It (Yes)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Will it Ever Work Right (No)
Will it Ever Work Right (No)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Am I Doing My Best (No)
Am I Doing My Best (No)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Can People Tell (Yes)
Can People Tell (Yes)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Am I Giving My Child Enough (No)
Am I Giving My Child Enough (No)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Am I Giving My Child Anxiety (Yes)
Am I Giving My Child Anxiety (Yes)

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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grid view-01-01
grid view-01-01
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Side View
Side View

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Close View
Close View

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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Close View
Close View

2020. 11" x17" Cut Paper, Calligraphy, Fluorescent Paint.

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