16x20” acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas
There is a dichotomy between thought and speech, emotion and projection, feeling and telling. Racing thoughts, ruminating notions, and uncertain actions occupy the same infinite space as a lexicon of social mores. The innumerable thoughts that surge through our minds are sifted down through a screen of what is acceptable, attractive, or unobjectionable, until a carefully curated silhouette is projected. Bite My Tongue is a visual abstraction of reticent self-criticisms, beliefs undeclared, and retorts silenced by an apprehensive mind. Take a look below to glimpse the multitude of thoughts bouncing around an anxious mind, while struggling to maintain a pristine exterior that plays nice with others. In a world short on candor and over saturated with internet flattery, don't you wonder what others really think?