Visual Artist

Security Blanket

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 Definition:  A blanket (or toy) carried by a child to reduce anxiety  Anything that an adult person uses to reduce their anxiety.  An object that assures one of safety and security.    Having an object that reduces anxiety is a rather common thing in children and even adults. Growing up with pre-occupied parents or living alone in a foreign city can make you become attached to a familiar object that gives you the necessary comfort.  Red lipstick has been a form of a security blanket for the past 3 years of the artist’s life. Spending much time away from loved ones and not wanting to display vulnerability created a lady with a strong front, and red lipstick was the blanket that made sure no one questioned her about the insecurities and anxiousness that hid behind it.  A collection and archived tissues that were used to take off lipstick for the past year and a half were collected and sewn together to create a more literal quilted security blanket.  The artist is vulnerable, allowing the viewer into the most intimate and shy part of her life and letting the viewer become a part of her more covered and hidden side of herself.

Definition:

A blanket (or toy) carried by a child to reduce anxiety

Anything that an adult person uses to reduce their anxiety.

An object that assures one of safety and security.

Having an object that reduces anxiety is a rather common thing in children and even adults. Growing up with pre-occupied parents or living alone in a foreign city can make you become attached to a familiar object that gives you the necessary comfort.

Red lipstick has been a form of a security blanket for the past 3 years of the artist’s life. Spending much time away from loved ones and not wanting to display vulnerability created a lady with a strong front, and red lipstick was the blanket that made sure no one questioned her about the insecurities and anxiousness that hid behind it.

A collection and archived tissues that were used to take off lipstick for the past year and a half were collected and sewn together to create a more literal quilted security blanket.

The artist is vulnerable, allowing the viewer into the most intimate and shy part of her life and letting the viewer become a part of her more covered and hidden side of herself.

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