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cesso diplopia
Growth, Destruction, Rebirth I
Landings
Letters I Should Have Written You
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Letters I Should Have Written You
The idea of speaking your true feelings and thoughts to someone is completely terrifying. It becomes even more gut wrenching when it's something negative and to someone you care a great deal for. While communication is the backbone of all relationships, it puts more pressures on both party's shoulders; you want to be honest without being hurtful and sometimes it's just easier to not say anything at all. The result is a few days of heartache followed by weeks and sometimes months of "What I should have said was..." or "I can't believe I never said..."; it's an afterthought of personal guilt, heartache, embarrassment, shame and unrealized honesty. These have become the letters I should have written you.


Second Chance, 6x6, index card on wooden panel, 2012


Listen, 6x6, index card on wooden panel, 2012


Myself, 6x6, index card on wooden panel, 2012


Babysitting, 6x6, index card on wooden panel, 2012


You're Not Very Inspiring, 6x6, index card on wooden panel, 2012


Just Grow Up, 6x6, index card on wooden panel, 2012


Guilt, 6x6, index card on wooden panel, 2012