5 x 5 inches
Borderless photo print on matte paper.
This art piece was created to signify the beauty of being alone with yourself—to be a hermit—and how finding solace in solitude is not just an important life skill, but a challenging yet crucial part of the creative process. Solitude takes courage and it is where artistic receptivity occurs to allow inspiration to enter. Blue crab (Alimasag) is about embracing all of your feelings however painful or disconcerting they may be, and learning that the creative process aligns both the concept of physical and mental space in order to get your work "out." It's not necessarily about always creating something new, but simply having the space and freedom to let something special happen. The original piece was created with charcoal, graphite, and ink on charcoal paper.