Materials: Collage, gel medium, paper bags, watercolor paper, ink, thrifted frames
All hand cut. Japanese influence in sparseness
Inspiration: Cages can be physical or emotional, but I think most often they are mental – a result of thought processes in which we are stuck or fear that paralyzes us.
I made these to work through my own feelings of despair and of being trapped. They're purposefully ambiguous: the person has a cage that he or she is responsible for, and is often reaching for it out of habit, but also is trying to launch it away.
Can cages be positive as well as negative? Beautiful in their limitations?
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