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oil, paper, thread on canvas
30 x 24 x 1.5 in.
Working in the garment industry when I was young has probably caused me to reclaim a new form of pattern making for my art. By incorporating paper and thread, I am mending dark memories and purging my past.
I tend to reveal and then conceal, a natural dichotomy inherent in me, creating luminous color over transparent layers of text, cartoons, scribbles – as bits of therapy, stories, journal entries, and mock letters to family members, that address dysfunction, disability, fear, bravery, sorrow, gender, and shame, as well as my own socioeconomic, religious, and mental complexities.
© Carol Es