‘NEVER ENOUGH, ALWAYS TOO MUCH’ is about me.
‘NEVER ENOUGH, ALWAYS TOO MUCH’ is about you.
‘NEVER ENOUGH, ALWAYS TOO MUCH’ is about time.
‘NEVER ENOUGH, ALWAYS TOO MUCH’ is about labour.
‘NEVER ENOUGH, ALWAYS TOO MUCH’ is about rest.
‘NEVER ENOUGH, ALWAYS TOO MUCH’ is about anything you want to be about.
Trauma-informed textile artist Olivia Mae Sinclair uses screen-printed images on linen and handwriting to consider the dichotomies and balance between what we give and what we get.
“I often feel out of place or like I don’t belong. I take up too much space. I’m too loud, too messy, too chaotic… too much. At the same time, something is lacking or enough. Not professional enough, not good enough of a designer, not organized enough… not enough. This work is deeply meaningful to me and allows me to reach a new level of vulnerability in a very public way.”
– Olivia Mae Sinclair
‘NEVER ENOUGH, ALWAYS TOO MUCH’ encapsulates the idea of a perpetual struggle or dissatisfaction in finding balance. It suggests that no matter what one does, one often feels like they either lack something or have an excess of something, and achieving a harmonious middle ground can be elusive. This phrase can be applied to various aspects of life, such as ambition, material possessions, emotions, or even self-expectations, highlighting the complex human tendency to constantly yearn for more while simultaneously feeling overwhelmed by what they already have or are.
This window installation encourages audience members to reflect and consider areas in their own lives where this dichotomy and balance is displaced.