KEANNA HORST

In order to get closer to our feelings, we have to notice that we should not be afraid of them nor should we adjust our feelings to please others. I illustrate stories, experiences, and stages of my life that revolve around feelings and emotions. Feelings give us information. Over the past year, digging into my art and figuring out myself as a person has been mind-altering. Because of my artwork, I have discovered who I am as a person and unveiled so many emotions I did not know I had built up inside of myself. I hope that my art work helps others feel accompanied. Letting them also understand that their feelings are valid, not to be afraid of what others think, or how they will judge you. Most of us have a limited emotional vocabulary. When we are asked as to how we are feeling we simply say just fine, okay, angry, or sad. If we cannot articulate our own feelings then how can others? There is so much more to those words. With anger you can be defensive, irritated, or offended. With sadness you can be regretful, upset, or triggered. Knowing and understanding what we are feeling, is the biggest step to self-care. Our feelings, tell us and everyone our stories. I want my viewers to dig deep within their selves looking into my work. I want them to feel intrigued enough to know more, while having empathy.


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"Being Oneself" Silkscreen - 8 x 12 in

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"Spiritual Love" Fabric, Screen Print - 11 x 27 in

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"The Symbolic Aura" Silkscreen - 8 x 12 in

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"Shaped" Fabric, Silk Painting - 11 x 18 in

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"Crystalized" Fabric, Shibori, Rust, & Screen Print - 11 x 18 in

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"My Demonic Hold" Fabric, Color Removal - 11 x 12 in