30″ x 24″ Orginal Acrylic Painting. that explores the concept of self-awareness and was Inspired by the idea of the necessary illusion, which was taken from the book “ The Art of Sucker Duckin, by Tierre Caldwell”
“The Art of Sucker Duckin'” delves into the vital significance of self-knowledge. When one lacks self-awareness, they unwittingly embrace the messages disseminated through social media and entertainment. This fabricated reality constructs a misleading narrative that suggests the destruction of one’s true identity is permissible when in fact, it is not. This implicit denial of one’s authentic self, coupled with the fear of self-discovery, hinders the realization of one’s genuine potential.
Within this painting, the central figure wrestles with the pursuit of her authentic self. Symbolizing her vibrant energy and unwavering optimism, a radiant yellow circle takes form. She bravely confronts the societal expectations imposed upon her, striving to break free from their grasp.
By utilizing negative space, the artwork visually conveys the perils of losing oneself, wherein the individual can figuratively dissolve into the background.