As we grow up, we all develop a necessary self-protective façade, a face or
persona that we present to the world. But, obviously, this persona is only a
part of who we are.
Consider all the other darker feelings, conflicts and less
desirable impulses that are contained within us but not visible to others.
“Secret Obsessions” is a series of bronze
sculptures in which I play with the concepts of persona, shame, loss, and
exposure. The images emerged quite spontaneously
but in making these forms, I’ve
then tried to capture a distorted, sometimes humorous, but always faithful
depiction of human character and experience; as in a dream
when someone appears
strange but recognizable, usually because some essence or private obsession is
exposed. There is no doubt that working with people for three decades
clinical psychologist has influenced these images and ideas.
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