Unconscious Drowning: Trapped in a Moment
62.5" x 86.5" x 6"
Artist Statement: This piece invites the viewer to slip into the unconscious world of the female figure
represented in the image. As the viewer's eye slides back and forth across the
panels, making their way down the piece, the image gets darker and goes out of
focus. The figure is trapped within the frame, and the same motion is repeated
again and again. The mood of the figure is somewhat serene, the closed eyes
suggesting sleep. Yet the darkness closing in towards the bottom panels talks
more about suffocation than peace. The female figure is trapped in a repetitive
moment and is drowning without even being aware of the gravity of her situation.
"Hold On" is part of a series of work that addresses various cycles of struggle
and acceptance that are repeated throughout lives. This is a broad topic but
can become extremely specific when applied to our own personal problems
or "repeat loops." We each have our own stories, and "Hold On" focuses on
the point in the story when we are trying to hold it all together. The red scarf
represents strength, passion, and energy. All of which are needed when we
are trying to "Hold On."