Paintings

OWN IT is the title of a series of paintings and 3d works. Each work expresses a different interpretation of the words OWN IT.
OWN IT  has a big meaning in psychology. We have to realize we are responsible for our own actions. The things we do have consequences, good or bad; it’s important to know that we have a choice. It is the unknown, and sometimes uncontrollable, outcome of that choice that makes many people feel they are a victim, or they feel that everything just overcomes them, instead of they making it happen themselves. Of course certain (often difficult) situations occur and can’t be foreseen, so we didn’t make thát happen, but we do have control over how we deal with that situation. Owning yourself and acknowledging your own actions will make you see things more clear and it makes it easier to let things go. OWN IT in a capitalist/materialist way; it sometimes seems like owning a lot of things is the highest goal in life. It can make us believe we even own time and have a right to do whatever we want. From this perspective we are also making ourselves dependent on external factors; this time not other people, but material things. The strive for external goals might just drive us away from the true value of life and the reality around us.

OWN IT  I
Acrylic paint, permanent markers on canvas
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OWN IT  II

Nail polish on canvas
SOLD
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OWN IT  III
 – (every hour OWN IT appears: top photo 32 minutes in, photo below on the hour)
Clocks and canvases
SOLD
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OWN IT  IV
Poster of crying Gypsy boy, acrylic paint
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OWN IT  V
Latex nipples in braille, spelling out OWN IT
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OWN IT  VI

Embroidery, thread
SOLD
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‘It’s CHAOS most of the time’
Clocks on canvas. Every hour the word CHAOS appears. The rest of the time it’s chaos.  chaos4_fb

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SPENT
Pill capsules on canvas
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THE EMBROIDERIES – the series

‘I am not sorry’
The Embroideries, no. 1
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‘Plant’

The Embroideries, no. 2
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 ‘Transformer’
Photo puzzle with swapped puzzle pieces
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