My second skin - installation

Installation "My second skin"
Canvas, tread, cotton, print, acrylic, 50x150 cm
The artwork is one-of-a-kind, hand-signed on the backside.
Made by Leah Larisa Bunshaft (#DIZLARKA)

About this artwork
When we are born into the world, we are open to the emir and can become anyone. We only have the body, senses, brain and skin to experience the world. Later, our experience begins to layer on us, like a second skin, consisting of victories, mistakes, interactions with other people. Each of us is a collage, a kaleidoscope, a puzzle, a patchwork quilt of it all. “Second skin” (experience), on the one hand, adorns and protects us. We wear it proudly, like a beautiful dress or even armor. On the other hand, it limits us, shapes our fears, like a straitjacket.
Therefore, this installation is made as a kind of “Straitjacket” with long sleeves from photographs of me, places, things, life events that created my personality, my character. It both protects and limits me.
I made a pocket on the dress in the shape of a heart with the image of a crossword puzzle, because I am a crossword puzzle from several countries in which I lived, several languages, marriages, names, surnames, professions. All these words are part of my identity.
This installation invites you to reflect on your personal experiences. What is your “dress”? When does this experience adorn you like beautiful clothes? And when does it bind you like a straitjacket?

This work is one of the "Emigration and Adaptation" series. You can see other works from this series in my portfolio and store.

Please read:
- Artwork colors on your screen may differ slightly from actual colors
- Artwork look more beautiful in reality than in the photo
- 100% original handmade. No two items are exactly alike.

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