Safe in My Armor

The piece, Safe in My Armor, is about protection in the form of an oversized men’s jacket. In 6th grade, when my depression and self-harm was starting to get really bad, I became attached to a black jacket. I wore it every day as a method of hiding my body from sight or harm. I was also hiding my body out of shame. I did not feel safe unless I was wearing it. This led to strange looks and concerned comments when I wouldn’t take it off during P.E. Even in 100 degree weather, when I was miserably overheated, I still continued to wear it. At the time, I thought my black jacket made me invisible, which is what I wanted to be.

Artwork Info

Type of Work Intaglio printmaking
Medium Copper etching
Dimensions 10 by 12 inches
Subject Matter jacket, armor, safety, hidden, mental illness, trauma

Artist Info

Nikole Hoberg

Joined: April 9, 2014

Rights: All Rights Reserved

Appears In 1 Album

54 items

Nikole Hoberg BFA Printmaking Thesis Spring 2018