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"Sticky Lagoons" by Shelley Whiting

The stickiness of these mixed media paintings represents the seemingly irremovable anxiety we sometimes encounter in our lives. In the horror movie “The Stuff” people are zombified by a gooey substance. Life can make us feel that way, like we are no longer in control. The figures in these paintings are located in tranquil lagoons. The lagoons allude to the idea that even if our problems are insurmountable, we still can use mindfulness to picture ourselves in paradise.