36” x 16”
Ink, acrylic, spray paint, poppy seeds on canvas
Don’t look her in the eyes unless you can handle her gaze.
You've seen eyes before, but not like hers.
They're black as night and see right through you.
They sparkle like glass and have seen more than yours have.
Her lips are curled at the corners, full and pouting, waiting to let you in on her secret.
If you couldn't handle the flames that came from the fire you started, you should've walked the other way.
Just because a story was told, does not mean it was heard.
The Pieces Of The Whole collection explores story-telling and how narratives about women are rewritten/edited/retold to benefit the listener, whoever that may be, for better or for worse. The idea that women are not always in control of the narratives of their own lives, or how their stories are shared with others, depending on context, is expressed through this collection using the unifying imagery of peaches.
This series began as studies of peaches for an upcoming collection entitled She’s A Sweet Peach (working title). As the artist’s work is performative in nature, these paintings were part of larger canvases that were later cropped and assembled with both intentional and unintentional approaches to editing - an exercise for the artist in detachment regarding the need to control the narrative. This physical re-assembling of canvases on smaller frames is an attempt to explore how many smaller stories can contribute to the “bigger picture”, and it can still be beautiful, even if there are parts missing.
Intriguing parts of certain paintings were left behind while other parts were included due to dimensional limitations of the frame. These limitations that were beyond the artist’s control reinforced the importance, as well as the potential harm, behind censorship.
More info about this product:
This painting was hand-stretched by the artist in her studio on 1.5" gallery frames. It can be hung as an exposed canvas, or framed in a floating wood frame for a more polished look. This painting comes with an artist statement, signature and Certificate of Authenticity. If you purchase this painting you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or arranging delivery/shipping information.
*Decorative frame not included*
Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping/delivery charges and/or for picking up the painting, but the artist (or gallery) will facilitate the process by obtaining quotes, packaging the product safely, and bringing it to a shipping centre at no extra cost. Reach out to the artist directly through the Contact page for any inquiries regarding this piece.
*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world. Decorative exterior frame not included.*