Bitter Sweet Freedom

Aydin Hayri, 2014

4 12 x 12 canvas panels, acrylic and found objects

Lemon slices

In this 4 panel series I continue my exploration of our desire for freedom versus preservation of our valuables (represented here with dried lemon slices). However we choose to protect them, under lock, or through camouflage, or by putting boxes around them, there is an irrepressible desire to fly away, but such flight is not without its own hazards, as the shrinking and mutilated slices on the top left panel depicts.  Ways we try to protect ourselves or our valuables is immensely diverse and stupefying.