54” x 54” x 1.5”
Acrylic, flashe, ink, watercolour on canvas
I am aware that I am aware.
I am not this body.
I am not these emotions.
I am not my art.
I am not a daughter.
I am not a friend.
I am not an ex wife.
I am not a girlfriend.
I am not a designer.
I am not a success.
I am not a failure.
I don't matter.
I am nothing.
I am everything.
I am everyone.
I am anything.
I was never here.
I am here now.
I am here forever.
I take up space.
The Mirror collection is an exploration of who people are according to themselves vs. who people appear to be to others, and whether these two "identities" are actually one in the same or entirely different personas. The artist asks the question of whether or not one's sense of Self can exist without the context of who she is according to other people.
The artists is asking and exploring the following questions in the Mirror collection:
How do we form a sense of Self; is it based on how others view us, or based solely on how we view ourselves?
Is it possible to have a sense of Self without the influence of others' opinions of who we appear to be?
Is a sense of Self a singular identity that we are born with?
Or is it a curation of the qualities we love and hate about who we are according to the observations others have made about us?
The artist used personal items including clothing, shoes and cosmetics to create these pieces, focusing on the juxtaposition between fine line work and fluid forms to express the tension between the varying degrees of masculine and feminine energies the artist has identified in herSelf.
This collection explores identity, body image and social constructs coming from the perspective of a European-Canadian female who grew up in a Catholic family in Canada.
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 and signature. If you purchase this painting you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or delivery/shipping information.
*Decorative frame not included*
Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping 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. Frame not included.*