Visions of Self is the first annual show of the Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision group of Yosemite Sierra Artists. The show features over 100 female artists from 10 countries, with work including the subjects of self-portraiture, environment, emotions, and state of being.
Co-Curators: Wendy Denton & Jennifer Moss
Judges: Michele Ellis Pracy, Executive Director/Chief Curator Fresno Art Museum & Diane Breuer, Artist & Former Gallery Owner
2 Last Kisses
This piece is a part of a series I created about my experience with OCD. This specific shadowbox is about how because of my OCD I need to do everything in even numbers and as a result each time I kiss somebody I have to do it twice.I wanted to show my perspective as throughout the past few years I have learned more about the Mental illnesses I have, I have realized that a lot of struggles I face that I have been invalidated for were actually a part of my mental illnesses and disorders. I thought about how much time I could have saved on feeling crazy and spent on working through my issues had people around me been aware of how my mental illnesses actually affect me as opposed to how the media and stigmas say they do.My aim with these pieces is to shed light on the fact that OCD can manifest in far more ways than just the classic obsessed with cleanliness representation of the illness we often see in media.
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