Inside-Out Anxieties

Physical and Emotional States
Physical and Emotional States

Woodcut on rice paper 18" by 24" 2013

Strength and Weakness
Strength and Weakness

Woodcut on rice paper 18" by 24" 2013

Worry and Nerves
Worry and Nerves

Woodcut on rice paper 18" by 24" 2013

This series of woodblocks represents emotional states through physical states in the spirit of Maria Lassnig's "Body awareness" pieces. 

I have represented here: Worry and nerves by a churning stomach; strength and weakness by whole and fragmented bones; sense of loss or dread by empty space or a split in the figure. Gesture and posture also play a role.