Self

The ego, comfort zone, and fear are countless elements and bricks that build the walls of our own prison.  It is easy to stay in the confines of these walls, keeping the outside world at bay, then to break out.  In this piece, I explored the concept of oneself, one’s identity, and the way most individuals would call their identifier their face.  For the walls, I laser cut a geometric pattern, to resemble the false beauty – the power that emits forth to stay inside the ego’s prison.  I will end with a quote from the Franciscan Father Richard Rhor “The human ego prefers anything, just about anything, to falling, or changing, or dying.  The ego is that part of you that loves the status quo – even when it's not working.  It attaches to past and present and fears the future.”