Still in Agony


Every society develops a set of rules and mores, which govern acceptable and unacceptable behavior. In order to maintain an orderly society, we are often urged to control or even hide the spontaneous expression of emotion. But when we suppress and hide an emotion, it only temporarily subsides. “Still in Agony” exposes inner pain beneath the surface. The combination of nails in the bodice and in the heart is meant to convey consummate pain and despair, which did not disappear, but only sunk deeper, becoming more pronounced.

Mixed media (12 in x 29.5 in x 9 in)
Material: hard plastic female torso, aluminum nails, tempera paint, twine, black spray paint
Price upon request

September 30 to October 25, 2014 – exhibited at the Northern California Arts' 59th Annual International Open Exhibit “Bold Expressions 2014” at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA (Judge Robert-Jean Ray)