100cm x 73cm x 1.7cm
May 25, 2017
“I fear openness. It’s true. I painted ‘Fear of Openness’ during a time when I received a lot of hurtful rejections. I created designs that didn’t fit well into companies’ market research, or my ideas were unable to be realised due to engineering limitations.
Naturally, fear of openness was building up. After the last rejection, I simply had enough. I decided to explore those feelings with painting. I opened to those emotions, to that fear, anxiety, hopelessness, unworthiness and everything that had been building up, and decided to use all of it to create something awesome. In the end, I found positivity, love and happiness again.
I realised that trying to be open to everything all the time is impossible. After all, we are humans and we have to respect that fear is an inevitable part of us. But we do have a choice as to whether to act on that fear or challenge it, overcome it and love it!” – Miroslavo – 25/05/17