54” x 40” x 1.5”
Acrylic, flashe, pastel on canvas
The stories you tell become a part of you. Are you sharing them to be seen? Or are you sharing them to stay hidden? Are you sharing the truth, even when it hurts? Or are you choosing to remain a performer, an entertainer? Do you fancy yourself a poet, an artist, a philosopher? Or are you just another jester trying to keep the masses distracted and misled? The funny thing about stories is that you get to choose how you tell them, and you get to choose the audience.
There is always a choice to be made, and as the storyteller, you hold the power.
You are welcome to keep your stories. May they bring you peace and joy, and when the day comes that the words that make up your tales begin to taste like poison in your mouth, I wish you the courage to change your story to be closer to the truth until the only words you can bring yourself to speak are those of honesty, drenched in golden light, void of fallacy and full of honor.
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 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. The name Pat is used to address the Patriarchy throughout this collection.
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.
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*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world. Frame not included.*