The Instinctive Barriers Placed by the Human Condition
My body of work explores the emotional layers hidden underneath our skin, and the body we present to those around us. It is an exploration of the abstract and complex nature of our hidden emotions, and how these emotions and feelings are hidden from society. I was inspired to explore this theme after slowly seeing some people shed their ‘instinctive emotional barriers’ around me, becoming more emotionally vulnerable and comfortable. The work represents that very barrier or shield in the largest painting, and the layers of emotional barriers slowly fading away in the smaller paintings.