top of page

Unveiling Self

The concept of existence is a deeply intricate and thought-provoking subject that explores the fundamental nature of reality, consciousness, and being. It delves into questions about the purpose of life, the meaning of existence, and our place in the vast universe. However, societal expectations and norms often obscure and mask the depths of these existential ponderings, leading individuals to conform to prescribed roles and identities that may not align with their true selves. Unveiling Self serves as a metaphor for this societal covering, where the vibrant and dynamic expressions of individuality and inner truths are overlaid by layers of conformity and expectations. Just as cosmic forces shape the universe in mysterious ways, each individual's journey through life is a complex interplay of personal experiences, societal influences, and the quest for authenticity amidst the chaos of existence. Embracing the beautifully chaotic nature of one's life journey requires peeling back the layers of societal expectations to reveal the raw and unfiltered essence of one's true self, allowing for a deeper connection with the cosmic mysteries of existence.

Unveiling Self, explores the concept of finding your true self amidst societal expectations.
The artist uses the idea of layers to represent the pressure to conform to societal norms. Imagine a rough, textured surface (a kind of splattering, dripping, and layering of multiple colors primarily red, orange, blue, yellow, white, black) that is slowly being covered by a smoother, more uniform layer (a poured on pale blue dripping both from above and from below). This expanse could represent the way that our true selves can become hidden by expectations from others and begins to cover the words “Exist” and “Existence” which are made with construction mesh and the text from Dostoevsky, “Notes Form the Underground.”
Despite these layers, the painting suggests that our true selves are still there. The rough texture might still be detectable beneath the smooth surface, or there might be breaks in the uniformity that hint at what lies beneath.

Medium:  Mixed Media (Acrylic, Construction Mesh, and text from Dostoevsky's,

                                                       "Notes from the Underground.")

Dimensions:  36" x 48" x 2"

Price:  $1295.00

Year Completed:  2024

Click Image to enlarge.

bottom of page