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Everted Sanctuaries IV

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, sacrificing some vital functions for ultimate survival. Similarly, many introverts can temporarily evert their personalities to function in extroverted contexts. This prepared performance is simultaneously action and reaction, assertion and retreat. However convincing this transformation, it can be physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing. Cultural, educational, and professional environments do not often provide introverts the sanctuary necessary to revitalize themselves. Everted Sanctuaries IV communicates about the complex needs of introverts. Transformed objects become metaphors for the often uncomfortable process of becoming temporarily extroverted. This work establishes the importance of sanctuary for introverts and asks viewers to consider the depth and vulnerability concealed beneath their silent surfaces.

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  • Art form: Time-Based
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  • Year created: 2016
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