Why Am I Still Hiding? (2014)
Acrylic painting by Penelope Przekop


  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 18 × 14 × 1 in (unframed) / 18 × 14 in (actual image size)
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Penelope Przekop

United States

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This 2014 small,colorful work depicts a nude woman with a lampshade on her head. She stands alone in what is presumably her home, and as the title relays, one might wonder why she is hiding and what she is hiding from. The large painting of non-distinct faces in the room represent several things, including her past, the people in her life, the unknown, the opinions of others, and more ... possibly all the things from which she hides. While they aren't physically there, they are always with her. Using the lampshade as a way of hiding brings to mind sins of the past, and her struggle to try and find light or illuminate her understanding. It also related to being an ostrich; hiding only your head and thinking that no one can see you. Her nakedness represents her vulnerability and loneliness as well as her beauty. It also depicts how she is hiding in an inappropriate way and one wonders why she does that. What motivates her to make that choice? The colorful room around her represents all the wonderful things in her life that she is perhaps not being about to enjoy. She "has it all" yet still she hides.

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Acrylic, Ink and Pastel

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