my father, I look again and again at this painting: how it is
that a man could love, and so diminish what he loves.”
Relationships bind you permanently. The statue was carved as a monument to love, but that glorifying devotion waned as the relationship fell apart. The empty chair is for a routine visitor, though the statue’s posture implies how long they have been waiting. Anyone can step into the shoes of the statue, frozen in the memories, unable to leave the state of loss when the other person doesn’t come back.
The first piece from my anxiety portfolio! This is my first moment of anxiety, when my heart nosedives into my stomach and waves of uneasiness begin to churn. Created with a pig heart encased in gelatin while the stomach is built from a Tide Pods container.