Embedded (Not To Self)
'Carving in stone'
The project is based on exploring the stream of consciousness. At a time of personal struggles and anxieties, each sheet shows a brief narrative into dealing with those inner emotions, and the ways one lives through it. With no initial stencil to follow, each piece is freehanded; allowing, without any preconceived guide, a moment to release whatever needs letting go of. The result is not only the final work, but the process.
With tattooing as a medium that requires patience and concentration, this process in particular introduced the therapy it offered, where (eventually) confidence of the unknown presented itself; mirroring what was happening on the outside, the work became an unconscious yet direct message on how to move forward.
Tattoo on rubber sheet, 5" x 7"