For a long time I’ve been guarding myself. I’m scared of letting myself be seen fully, of being vulnerable. I’ve created a life that suits this fairly well, working from home in an abundance of solitude. But over time the walls around me have grown thicker.
Recently I've begun to learn a new artistic medium in a group setting where I cannot shield myself from the eyes of others. In class I am far from perfect as I rush to finish a painting within the given time. At home I know my medium, and I can carefully craft my image to share with the world when it looks just right. In class I am one of the least experienced of the group and there is nowhere to hide. I feel squeamish and exposed. I'm used to controlling my environment. But I can feel myself chipping slowly away at the wall. I can sense an opening.
As all prints are hand pressed, each will have some minor differences, which I believe adds to the character of the print. I cannot guarantee that you will receive the edition featured in the photo.
12"x 8" linoleum print hand printed on a 15.75" x 11" sheet of Japanese Hosho paper. Limited edition of 12.