Fi Webster

Fi Webster

Posted on 07/20/2014


Photo taken on July 20, 2014


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collage
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child abuse
body image
stormy sea
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closed up in a box, yet failing to hide

closed up in a box, yet failing to hide
Cut-paper collage (w/ acrylic paint) created for the Kollage Kit theme: "Body Image: your own, someone else's, the idea of..."

This one is definitely personal. I had what one might call a difficult childhood. The first thing I thought of with regard to body image is the need for protection. Hence a frame: a hand-crafted Mexican frame in honor of my growing up in Texas. The spiky points are also fitting.

Next I thought of a box, wanting a box I could crawl into and hide. I almost made a collage of just a closed metal box inside of that frame.

But the problem was, I couldn't hide, no matter how hard I tried.

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Tim Lukeman
Tim Lukeman
Moved by both the art & the reasons behind it ...
2 years ago.
Fi Webster
Fi Webster
Thanks, Tim...
2 years ago.