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VIEW IN MY ROOM
Size: 31.5 W x 31.5 H x 1.6 in
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Collage: Paper, Paint, Acrylic on Canvas.
Growing up we couldn't leave the meal table till we had finished our dinner. Like many kids, I wasn't a fan of my vegetables and would leave them till last. Cold and abandoned on my plate, I would still have to eat them. It really was for my own good that I ate them up.
This ties into the theme for this series, It's For Your Own Good. It links into those experiences as kids that we didn't like but were good for us and our development.
I'm interested in our relationship as adults to our child-self. As children we see every day things in extraordinary, disproportionate ways. This same distortion can be seen in how we remember our childhood experiences. Silly, crazy things stick in our minds and live with us all our lives, becoming increasingly vivid as we get older. But are these memories true?
There’s no rational narrative running through our childhood memories, the idea of a shark under our bed is a real as dad lurching at us with a wooden spoon. Our imagined fears are often more frightening than immediate threats.
The unreachable truth is whether the memory is real or concocted in the tangled-web of consciousness.