Vol. 1: Camille Swift - “L’escargot aux yeux écarquillés”

"The title of this pieces translates to "The snail with eyes wide open". Here I am the snail, newly awakened and tentatively crawling forward. Perhaps I will attempt to withdraw myself from my shell, leaving behind all my apathy and fear. Or perhaps I will continue to drag it along with me. The environment of twisting tree roots, plentiful rocks and a set of stone stairs is meant to represent future challenges as rocks, tree roots and stairs will bring fatigue and discomfort to those who attempt to crawl over them."

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Oil on canvas, 36” x 18”, 2011.

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