Helmets

 

The dual function of helmets: to keeps things good things in, to keep bad things out. But nothing is truly impermeable; there are always cracks, letting bits of the good out and the bad in.

 

A series of self portraits wearing a helmet filled with or covered with different materials: tulle fabric, artificial flowers and confetti. Inspired by the experience of mania, which produces a sense of invulnerability, excitement, and heightened senses, an almost hallucinogenic experience. In question are the dichotomies of inside and outside, connection and dissociation.

©Morgan Arnett 2017