Carving Identity I

30.00"W x 40.00"H x 0.1"D

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Kristin Brice


Medium: Collage

Subject Tags: figure, abstract, mixed-media, emotive, abstract

Media: acrylic, tempera on paper, tar

Size: 30"W x 40"H x 0.125"D

Year Created: 2018

“Carving Identity” was created by using my own body, covered in paint to create an imprint onto tar paper to represent “pure identity” and used a knife to carve into the paper, creating lines that distort the image of the body until it was no longer recognizable to symbolize how every person alters themselves in an effort to be recognized or accepted. A diptych from my “Carving Identity” series won award for “Best Drawing” from the 2014 University of Texas at El Paso’s Annual Juried Student Art Show.

As a person who has struggled with depression, Brice uses art as a way to cope as a form of catharsis. In an attempt to battle her own desire to create idealistic beauty, she uses varying degrees of abstraction and human form to convey emotion.

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