Staight jacket series / Two side of me

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Medium: oil on linen / 1225 x 920mm


I use the straightjacket in my work as a metaphor for the unpleasant emotions I experience during down times.

Negativity, self-doubt, and anxiety constrain my mind the same way the long-sleeved garment can bind the body. During my episodes of depression, I feel trapped and unable to lead a productive and happy life. Fortunately, these feelings are temporary, my moods return to normal and I get back to enjoying life.