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Inner Conflict

I created this piece originally in college as part of my advanced drawing course. The assignment was to create a drawing made up of an object. 

 

Inner Conflict

 

I created this piece originally in college as part of my advanced drawing course. The assignment was to create a drawing made up of an object. 

Inner Conflict, 2007, Glass beads and acrylic on boards, 64 x 12" 

The chameleon on the left is a metaphor for the ideal. Its coloring and position represent a content and pleasant state. The chameleon on the right is the opposite state.  The two represent different facets of the self in flux, presented in a balancing-act sort of scenario. 

Constructing the chameleons entirely out of tiny colored glass beads was a very tedious, meditative process that allowed for much introspection. The result is an allegorical self-portrait created at a time when I was still discovering and developing myself.