Everted Sanctuaries: Increments of Silence

Ryan Lewis's avatar Ryan Lewis

Eversion is a biological term for the ability of an organism to turn itself inside out. For example, a sea cucumber can eject its internal organs to distract predators. The sea cucumber sacrifices some vital functions for ultimate survival. Similarly, many introverts have become adept at temporarily everting their personalities to function in extroverted contexts. This masquerade often puts great stress on an individual. Cultural, educational, and professional environments do not often provide introverts the intervals of sanctuary necessary to revitalize themselves. Everted Sanctuaries communicates about the complex needs of introverts. Transformed objects become metaphors for the often uncomfortable process of becoming uncharacteristically extroverted. This work establishes the importance of sanctuary for introverts and asks viewers to consider the depth and vulnerability concealed beneath their silent surfaces.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Time-Based
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  • Medium: found objects, digital
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  • Year created: 2013
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