THE WOUND OF BEAUTY (PINK), 2016
A VARIETY OF THREADS, ORGANZA, CHIFFON
The Wound of Beauty (pink) serves as a microcosm of pain, the healing process that follows and the indelible marks that are left behind. Who, in life, has not experienced and is not shaped by past and present wounds? Yet, we subsist as much as the process hurts and there is growth despite the pain- as seen in the various mends of the tears. And as one examines the piece further, it becomes clear that every tear, mend and even the initial choice of fabric is deliberate. The work thus hints at the presence of a creator- could every pain and healing be carefully designed such that we are made beautiful?
The Wound of Beauty (pink) essentially depicts that beauty is emanated from our wounds. It is emanated from our healing.
Beauty is emanated from the brokenness of man.
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