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“Paradise is a State of Mind”
~8"x2.5" without a frame
Artist Statement: Acrylic paint, hand-sewn beads, and individually placed crystal gems dance across transformed recycled curtains. Onyx fur flows lining the bottom of the fabric panels, softening the landing of the eye. Gradients of black to pomegranate to cream smoothly transition upwards, creating a warm halo at the top of the scene. This fabric drapes to either side of a 30-inch mirror, framing the viewer in luxury. This installation creates a setting for viewers' contemplation of self perception, and contextualizing oneself within and of beauty in an environment where the focus is otherwise on objects outside of oneself.
My Inspiration does not see cancer as something to battle, but rather, as an opportunity to reclaim beauty, to transform the soul, and step into her power. With this attitude and the motifs she shared with me, I was inspired to create a piece that transformed a space into something beautiful, and engage the viewers to see themselves in a new way.