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"Boxed In" (Soulscapes #6): Fine Art Prints Available in 8x8
"Boxed In" (Soulscapes #6): Fine Art Prints Available in 8x8
"Boxed In" (Soulscapes #6): Fine Art Prints Available in 8x8
"Boxed In" (Soulscapes #6): Fine Art Prints Available in 8x8

"Boxed In" (Soulscapes #6): Fine Art Prints Available in 8x8

Regular price
$20.00
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$20.00

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This is a gallery-quality fine art print featuring Bryana's original acryla gouache painting "Boxed In." The print measures 8x8 inches, including a 1-inch white border around the perimeter of the piece, and is signed and labelled with pencil in the bottom margin. Printed on Moab’s 290 gsm Entrada Bright paper and 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. 

Bryana Says
When I try to define, describe, or in any way come to terms with what it means to inhabit the world as a woman, the first thing that comes into my mind is nearly always the sense of mandated silence; of being muzzled; of having, so to speak, no mouth to speak of. Women’s silence on the subject of ourselves is essential for patriarchy to exist, because the myths that uphold patriarchy cannot survive the true stories of our lives. But not being allowed to tell our stories—or being disbelieved and scorned when we do so—is incompatible with good mental health. It can lead us to doubt our own reality and to feel like a caged and crazy animal. In this painting, I wanted to convey that “boxed in” experience that continues to be an excruciating reality for so many women around the world—especially, but by no means exclusively, in religious communities where the Divine is presented as male and women are expected to fill only supportive roles. The box in the painting represents the socially, mentally, and spiritually cramped spaces women are often squeezed into even though we are far too big, complex, and fully human to fit into them. But my character, although she cannot speak and does not, perhaps, know how to actively resist the soul-sucking oppression of her environment, still holds the Candle of Hopes within her place of confinement, and clings to her belief in her personhood.

Shipping Notice
Your print will be packaged in a protective plastic sleeve 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. 

© 2023 Bryana Joy
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