Artist: Jen Macartney
Orchid Gallery: http://www.ganoksin.com/orchid/JenMacartney.htm
I am a recent graduate of Arcadia University in Philadelphia. This
is work from my thesis show entitled "Emotional armor".
Relationships with friends, family and lovers are complex and
intimate interactions. My work is a metaphor for the invisible armor
that determines how deeply we allow others to affect us, or to the
extent in which we affect those who surround us. Our experiences and
personal history dictate how this protection manifests. This body of
work is an autobiographical visualization of the emotional armor
every individual wears.