Thursday, January 29, 2015

"The Prison in the Prism"

Aloha Friends!

I've been working hard to get myself back into the groove of making fine art. I recently finished this drawing/portrait and am hoping to do a few more like it (but different). If you want to know more about the concept please read my artist statement below! Mahalo!

Artist Statement: There is a strange disconnect between mental illness and normalcy – as if there is a stark dividing line between the two: Black and white, us and them, completely separate. I believe this arbitrary classification, ill, healthy, recovering... is very similar to how we catalog our colors: blue, red, green... The visible color spectrum reflects the human experience. An experience where colors cannot be contained as single, definable points. The spectrum is one band of ever shifting, transitioning hues, as are we – our lives and our experiences are continuous and overlapping, yet discreet.

We all exist in a world with other people. We interact daily with a wide range of personalities. It is not possible to limit your experience to “normal.” We are but one piece in the cosmos. No one exists in a vacuum. So instead of pushing past others whose mental or physical health might not reflect exactly our own, we must embrace.

We are made of many parts: our personalities, our bodies, and our world.

Feedback is always welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read my artist statement!

The Prison in the Prism
Pencil on Paper
24" x 14"

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Mahalo for looking!
Boz Schurr

All work is copyright 2015 Boz Schurr. Please do not use without my permission. Mahalo!

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