Good Thanks How Are You
Good Thanks How Are You
Good Thanks How Are You
Good Thanks How Are You
Good Thanks How Are You
Good Thanks How Are You
Good Thanks How Are You
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Good Thanks How Are You

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44” x 44” x 1.5”
Acrylic, flashe, pastel on canvas
2022

 

The response we give to the most commonly asked question means nothing at all. How many people actually ask this and expect a real response? How many people actually have the mental capacity to be honest in answering? Why has it become so exhausting to tell the truth about our state of being right now?  

The sentiment of asking this question may have an honorable origin, but the apathetic way in which it has become a flippant greeting has diminished the value and importance of checking in on people, and sadly, the automated responses we give have become equally apathetic and aloof. Have you ever been tempted to answer “I ate a banana” because that’s about as telling as “good thanks how are you”. 

If you’ve ever responded with genuine insight into how you’re doing and you’ve been met with stone walling or that strange stare that says “I-didn’t-actually-want-to- know-I-was-just-saying-what-you’re- supposed-to-say” remember that we have allowed this nonsensical form of communication to be acceptable in our society. 

 Next time you’re asked how you’re doing, take a chance in being honest and you might give someone else the permission to be open and honest in return. You just might end up forming a connection with a like-minded individual who is tired of feeling disconnected from other people and just wants to have a moment of truth for a change. Imagine that!

  

This painting is part of the Enough is Enough collection that features stories about betrayal, manipulation, abuse, control and a lack of rights for women.

Inspired by the current state of affairs in the USA after the overturning of Roe vs. Wade in which men are once again making decisions for women and their bodies in order to keep minorities controlled and silenced - this type of manipulation and abuse is something that cis women, the trans community and other minorities have experienced in the home for years. Disguising the criminalization of abortion as a pro-life decision is a disservice to the people who are losing the right to live their lives on their own terms. Abuse, neglect, gas-lighting and manipulation are tactics used by the oppressor to maintain control over a person, or in this case, an entire group of people.

This collection is an expression of rage directed at those who have the audacity to claim to be acting in the best interest of those whom they are controlling.

 

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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. 

Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping charges and/or for picking up the painting, but the artist 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.*