Stuck, Aydin Hayri, 2013. Acrylic paint, wood, wire mesh, natural moss on wooden board, 8″ x 8″.
Here is another variation on the theme of our desire to protect our valuables, sometimes at the cost of strangling our creativity or locking up our potential. Here the pile of moss in the middle represents our creative potential, protected by a wire mesh fence, against the intrusions of the ocean. The four barriers appear to be run over. The protection also becomes a restriction. We are protected and stuck at the same time. Hard to tell, in this work of art, as well as in life, when we are stuck versus just being well protected.