Sunday, 20 July 2014
closed up in a box, yet failing to hide
This one is definitely personal. I had what one might call a difficult childhood. The first thing I thought of with regard to body image is the need for protection. Hence a frame: a hand-crafted Mexican frame in honor of my growing up in Texas. The spiky points are also fitting.
Next I thought of a box, wanting a box I could crawl into and hide. I almost made a collage of just a closed metal box inside of that frame.
But the problem was, I couldn't hide, no matter how hard I tried.