Blanket fever is a multimedia installation that integrates multiple print mediums, gouache, and found object assemblage. It uses the symbol of a moss covered rock as a metaphor through which to explore conflicting responses to a feeling of constraint. Like a weighted blanket, this net/blanket of moss has the dual potential to feel comforting and safe, or to be heavy, constricting, and a symptom of inactivity. Linking it to their experience of depression and anxiety, Burox wonders at how lethargy can be both detrimental to their everyday life, yet a comforting in its familiarity. It even occasionally prevents harm the same way it perpetrates it: through inaction.

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