Vanessa Shinmoto

Tyranny of Shoulds
mixed media crayon and marker
22 x 25 in.

This work is the result of a playful collaboration between my boyfriend and I. One night, my boyfriend began making absurd and snide pronouncements that were somehow funny at the same time. As I laughed, I flinched inwardly and decided to write his prouncements with my left hand. I had just read Recovery of Your Inner Child by Lucia Ph.D. Capacchione and was curious about the idea of using my non-dominant hand to access my subconscious.

© Vanessa Shinmoto