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2020

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Self-Control
Mixed Media
51” x 24”
2020

Self-control, the opposite to Gluttony, has a position and wrappings that are inspired by silk dancers and the discipline they must exhibit in order to perform. The figure is covered in mouths that are all (except for 2) shut tightly. The two mouths that serve as her eyes are open, to symbolize the fact that "self-control" doesn't simply mean denying yourself, it just means having the ability to see when to let go and enjoy things in moderation.

It is said by many that all people have evil deep inside of them, but I believe that on the opposite side of that coin, all people have a potential for true goodness in them as well. Portrayals of the 7 Deadly Sins have been made throughout the ages, but in order to promote love and celebrate the light that we all have within us, each virtue that I’ve portrayed displays a trait that counters a sin in the form of large-scale digital print with ink and gold-leaf embellishing.

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