Crumbling Intrusivity

Nickel, silver solder, copper. 2019

While the words on the surface may initially seem positive, if you look further they’re actually phrases that are negative and intrusive. Many people, much like myself, have thoughts like these that tell us horrible things. This exterior is stonelike in many ways. It creates a barrier, it makes us feel stuck; however, the inner positivity that has the ability to deteriorate this negativity.

I created a mirror-like surface beneath the stonelike exterior so that the viewer can see the words “strong”, “enough”, and “worthy” as well as their own reflection.

You are strong. You are enough. You are worthy.