"You Know the One" 1988

An installation exhibited in a store front gallery (Food Stamp Gallery) located at a check cashing store in Harlem, NY. This work includes text, paintings inspired by ancient tarot deck, and objects made of foam, plastic and cloth. The Text written in English and Spanish on colored acetate surrounded the window.

See Yourself, Meet Yourself, Be Yourself

See Yourself
Through the Darkness and into the Light
Imagine Yourself. See Yourself
Yourself. Your Other Self
You know the one
The lonely one. The Sad one
The frightened one
The angry one
The tired one
The hungry one
The bad one
The sick one. The frail one

Meet yourself. Yourself
Your Other self
Hug Yourself
Love Yourself
Heal Yourself

Meet Yourself
Through the Darkness and into the Light
See Yourself
You know the one
The pure one
The beautiful one
The true one
The joyous one
The one that everyone loves
The one that’s always there for you
he one that can give
The one that can laugh
The one that can love
The one that is free

Meet Yourself
You know the one
The true one.  The real one
Hug Yourself
Love Yourself
Be Yourself

Be Yourself
Through the Darkness and into the Light
See Yourself
You know the one
The real one. The true one

Through Darkness and into the Light
See Yourself
You know the one. Yourself
Your Other Self
The Sad and the Lonely One

Look at Yourself. Yourself 
You know the one.
Your Sad Self and your Beautiful Self

Through the Darkness and into the Light
Meet Yourself. Yourself
Your Sad and Lonely Self
And Your Real True Self
Your Beautiful Self

Hug Yourself
Love Yourself
Take care of Yourself

You know the One
The Real One. Yourself
Be Yourself
Be Yourself, In Love

© 2016 by Olivia Beens

Email: oliviabeens@gmail.com

Photo Credits:

Sherman Sussman

Regina Cherry

Chris Bolton

Seth Rubin

Peteris Krumins