• Heather Biddle

Isolated Dis | Comfort

Happy Friday! A few weeks ago I was asked to take part in a local art installation project in the inactive part of one of the prisons here in Jackson, Michigan. Having never done anything like this before I was a bit skeptical at first, but decided to dive in and try something new! 

The theme was as followed, "The words comfort and/or discomfort evoke different ideas for every individual. Discomfort is defined as a lack of physical comfort, making someone feel uneasy, anxious, or embarrassed. In contrast, comfort is defined as a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint.

This exhibition is focused on these words and their meanings to the individual artist. With the artwork being displayed and created in an environment that is typically deemed “uncomfortable,” (a prison cell,) both viewer and artist are able to explore the relationship of physical space and word meaning on a deeper level." 

I chose to take the "comfort" side of things as I attempted to make the space as much like a living room wall, which directly complemented my photography. Photos were not prohibited so I was very much limited to only displaying my own cell. 

I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on my journey to becoming a better artist! 

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