Trapped by Being Observed
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 inches
In Trapped by Being Observed, a 48 x 36-inch acrylic on canvas painting, Astrud compared a game to self-observations and how a mere opinion can harm an individual. Similar to a game, where fate is in the hands of the player - a player can only be affected fully when she allows it.
“It’s like a game, self-observations vs. others’ observations. Everyone has their opinions about us and not all are worthy of our attention. As we grow old, we learn and we become discerning about it.”