Chris Berens

Doria

mixed media on panel
18 x 13 cm 2020

Doria is slow and clumsy on the ground and does not hop very well. However, in the air, Doria is fearless and agile and free. She designed and built her own special flying device because she didn’t want to let her limitations define her.

Her family tree is peculiar, at least. Among her forefathers and offspring are a hawk, a cave beetle, a yellow scorpion, a frog, a slug, a daddy longlegs and various species of weevils.

DORIA is an anomaly. She might seem awkward or goofy, but she has her own, very specific set of skills. She would never have found them if she would have been afraid to think outside the box, to fail or to make a fool of herself. She is here for you as an example and to encourage you to find your unique talent.

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