I believe while living in any socialized environment one possesses internal conflicts set off by fear, expectation, social pressures, ethics and perhaps a degree of self loathing. These things invariably prevent us from ever living and embodying that which we truly are.

While in progress I was able to view fellow artist Three's on-going portrait series entitled Character Assassin. It reminded me of a theme prevalent in my work which is freedom of/and identity. Freedom that which we give ourselves vs. freedoms as bestowed upon us through legislature. Identity that which we own and that which we fight against and deny. I feel real purity can be found in these struggles.

[Addendum is the first of a series of collaboration video projects between visual artist/performance artist Three and visual artist/filmmaker Shirley Petchprapa as an addendum to the Character Assassin theme.]

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