Silken Landscapes

With landscape and autobiographical representation in thought, I used embroidery and acrylic paint to create this piece. My yearn to be in control is a big part of who I am. I am a person driven by feeling and emotion. Feelings and emotions are just two examples of things in life that we cannot control. This piece is a representation of the push/pull experience with control that I face in my every day life. I chose to allow the front and back of this piece to be pieces of their own. I embellished the backside with gold paint to practice Japanese used with ceramics. Kintsugi ("golden joinery") is the Japanese art practice of repairing broken ceramics with gold lacquer. This art practice focuses on the idea that there is value in the history of an object and that it shouldn't be hidden. For me, replicating this notion in this piece symbolizes the beauty in the ability to be out of control. There is freedom is being out of control.

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