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Rupture - Series - (Late 2008)
Rupture - Series - (Late 2008)
Rupture
Due to my severe allergies I am consciously aware of my body at all times. Paying very close attention to how I feel has saved my life over and over again. In these situations I have learned that my body and my mind are constantly affecting each other. Our mental state can cause us physical pain, and physical problems will affect our state of mind. When I am having an allergic reaction and asthma attack I can help myself by staying calm and focused and getting to my medication or a doctor in time. If I lose mental control and start panicking, my physical response gets magnified five - fold and my throat closes up even faster.
Some days I feel like my physical state is trying to rule my life for me, this is an ongoing internal power struggle. This conflict coupled with the wish of breaking out of these physical restraints creates anxiety and the feeling of being trapped. Despite this I believe that behind that bodily shell lies something fundamentally beautiful, peaceful and calm, but my body keeps me from reaching this mysterious healing place with-in. The wish to be able to finally access it freely and make it me, inspired the “Rupture” series of drawings on prints. There is a sense of claustrophobia and irritation that the grabbing hands are trying to deal with by tearing open the flesh and releasing the good.
The body as I know it to be true is beautiful, grotesque, spectacular and internalizes a mysterious universe that is me.
Title: Rupture II - - Medium: Lithograph on Ricepaper, color pencil, graphite, pencil, charcoal, watercolors, stabilo pens.

Title: Rupture II - - Medium: Lithograph on Ricepaper, color pencil, graphite, pencil, charcoal, watercolors, stabilo pens.

Title: Rupture IV -- Medium: Lithograph on Ricepaper, color pencil, graphite, pencil, charcoal, watercolors, stabilo pens.

Title: Rupture IV -- Medium: Lithograph on Ricepaper, color pencil, graphite, pencil, charcoal, watercolors, stabilo pens.

Title: Rupture V -- Medium: Lithograph on Ricepaper, color pencil, graphite, pencil, charcoal, watercolors, stabilo pens.

Title: Rupture V -- Medium: Lithograph on Ricepaper, color pencil, graphite, pencil, charcoal, watercolors, stabilo pens.

Title: Rupture VI -- Medium: Lithograph on Ricepaper, color pencil, graphite, pencil, charcoal, watercolors, stabilo pens.

Title: Rupture VI -- Medium: Lithograph on Ricepaper, color pencil, graphite, pencil, charcoal, watercolors, stabilo pens.

Title: Rupture III -- Medium: Lithograph on Ricepaper, color pencil, graphite, pencil, charcoal, watercolors, stabilo pens.

Title: Rupture III -- Medium: Lithograph on Ricepaper, color pencil, graphite, pencil, charcoal, watercolors, stabilo pens.

Sharon Gochenour commented on October 24, 2011 9:20pm
This series in fantastic -- discomforting, beautiful, and full of movement.