Grip on Reality

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Title

Grip on Reality

Subject

LibArt 2023

Description

The print ‘Grip on Reality’ plays with the perspective in the composition. The background of the print outlooks the architecture of a religious institution and in the middle of the print we can see a giant-sized ambiguous figure laying down on the ground using the buildings as support. I used everything from cardboard, mesh, wire, threads, fabric, modelling paste, paper, aluminum foil and plastic to provide texture in the piece providing for an eye-catching art experience. The negative space in the composition adds to the grandeur of the structure and the figure. The oval frame of the artwork compels the viewers attention and helps the artwork stand out. A majority of the LGBTQ+ population lives in fear of religious retribution and violence. Modesty is seen as a big part of the major world religions. This print works on highlighting the importance of self expression despite religious persecution.

Creator

Anika Goel

Date

2023

Rights

Held by creator

Format

Collagraph Print on Paper

Collection

Citation

Anika Goel, “Grip on Reality,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed April 15, 2024, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/8941.