diary entry – Isabella falbo
“This piece is the first piece in a series of paintings that depict the gradual opening of a blood orange. It hints at the beginning of the breakdown of the emotional barriers we arm ourselves with. With this piece and in my art practice as a whole I am exploring the vulnerability that we experience as people and in the relationships that we form. Similar to how we peel back layers of fruit, we peel ourselves open little by little until we trust the other person in the relationship. But even when there is trust, there is always the possibility that they can hurt us and break out hearts as easily as breaking the thin membrane covering an orange slice. And this is the risk of love and friendship but vulnerability is essential to these; we cannot have strong relationships without it. And being vulnerable with another person is as beautiful as it is scary.” – Falbo
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