Title

If We Drop the Illusion Will It Set Us Free?

Creator

Feeney, Rhianna

Series Title

If We Drop the Illusion Will It Set Us Free?

Year

2014

Work Type

Photo

Material/Technique

Archival Inkjet Print

Dimensions

11 x 14in

Artist Statement

If We Drop the Illusion Will It Set Us Free? reveals the way we are driven toward instant gratification and finite pleasures at the expense of accessing the infinite abundance of the natural world. Seeking to open a conversation on addiction, vice, or whatever may hold people back from recognizing their full potential, my work aims to investigate dependency on sensationalism, technology, media, perfection, food, and beauty. Many of the photographs from If We Drop the Illusion Will It Set Us Free? are cheeky and busy. While others are sterile and slightly grotesque. Yet all of them deal with consumption obscuring our internal growth. A feeling of hedonistic emptiness is pervasive, and asks the viewer to look for meaning in representations of materialism.

Annual Collection

Work Type

Citation

Feeney, Rhianna, “If We Drop the Illusion Will It Set Us Free?,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 18, 2015, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/4481.