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This is a gallery-quality fine art print featuring Bryana's original miniature gouache painting "Know What You Know." The print measures 5x7 inches, including a 1-inch white border around the perimeter of the piece, and is signed and labelled with pencil in the bottom margin. It is printed on Moab’s 290 gsm Entrada Bright paper. Each print is accompanied by a printed and stamped artist statement telling the story of the painting and documenting the specifications of the print. All prints are archival and unframed.
Are there things you suspect you believe smack dab in the middle of your soul, but you’re not allowed to? Sometimes I find it so very difficult to let myself know what I know, and if you come from a certain background, you might relate. Unfortunately, with their tendency to embrace hierarchies and practices of coercive control, religious institutions and tightly-knit traditional communities have the potential to do spectacular damage to our ability to be truthful with ourselves. In this mini seascape, I wanted to evoke the freedom & the clean, unbounded joy I have found in unhitching my life from beliefs and systems I couldn’t cling to any longer without doing violence to my integrity. Has it happened to you? You hung on for so long by your fingernails to something you thought you had to believe even if it killed you—and it almost did. But when you let go, you did not wake up in hellfire. You were resting easy in the everlasting arms. And God was laughing. And laughing. And laughing. The sun, perhaps, is going down on your life. You have not got much time left. But what a sunset it is going to be!
Your print will be packaged in a protective plastic sleeve with cardboard backing and shipped to you in a stayflat rigid mailer. Please allow 2-4 business days for this item to ship. Shipping is free within the United States, and international shipping options are available at checkout.
© 2022 Bryana Joy
The artist retains all copyrights.
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