In this new series of linocut prints, I adopt the image of the Circus, a grand-scale performance unveiling our imagination, as representing the wholeness of a person: WELCOME TO THE SHOW OF YOUR LIFE! This has the capacity to contain various, contradictory characteristics – some of which we find it easy to associate with, while others are neglected as figures that don’t comply with how we like to see ourselves. In this scenario we are rendered both the performer and the audience, playing and witnessing the unfolding of our identity. Each character, exaggerated for the purpose of revealing its innermost core, has a specific role in staging and testing the limits of our physical and spiritual capacities. Take a pick!

Linocut prints. Edition of 20. Signed and numbered. 20cm x 30cm and 3cm white margin. If you wish to purchase any of these prints please contact me: anna@annaruiz.net