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.