“The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” – Virginia Woolf.
In this continuing series I explore the notion of our narrating and curating our identities for an audience and the ensuing distortion of our self-concept. In our present culture of oversocialism, we inadvertently mistake social media for a mirror. We curate ourselves by building and maintaining online identities and targeting them for specific audiences. The ironic result is a loss of internal locus of control and sense of self. We become prisoners in need of returning to ourselves from our exile in others.
Oil on canvas