Inside-Out Anxieties

Physical and Emotional States
Physical and Emotional States

Woodcut on rice paper 18" by 24" 2013

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Strength and Weakness
Strength and Weakness

Woodcut on rice paper 18" by 24" 2013

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Worry and Nerves
Worry and Nerves

Woodcut on rice paper 18" by 24" 2013

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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.