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Self Preservation (Vessel) by Aurora Elwell

Ceramic and glaze, 2022/23

42 x 25 cm


I made this form in contemplation of my over-empathetic nature and my struggle to set personal boundaries. To assert my needs is a somewhat anxiety-inducing sensation, as I  have a hard time prioritising my own emotions over others. This generally leads to me over-committing my time to others and saying no becomes a vulnerable experience, requiring a certain strength. During the creation of Self Preservation, I focused on portraying a passive self-defense that represents both vulnerability and resilience. 





Self Preservation (Vessel)

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