So then we come to the fear of losing all these things we’ve worked for. The fourth image shows a woman who clutched uselessly at objects flying out and away from her body. She is distressed at her loss, but there is now way to reclaim the objects that float away from her like released balloons. The ob-jects closest to her are vibrant, red, spheres. It’s at this moment of loss that she remembers them clearly for what they were to her. From our perspective, we can see that she is no less of a person for not having these things, but she can’t see that.
The person experiencing the loss can only focus on the objects,
For this image I drew on the dramatic energy of loss, and purging. When we lose a purse, or keys, or files on a hard drive there is a sinking feel-ing, a hole that reveals precisely the value of what we’ve lost. I do not think it’s possible to talk about our feelings for objects until we’ve covered what it means to lose them.
Take everything we’ve gained so far in the series and what it means to have an emotional connection to objects and combine that. Combine the idea we bought into, the benefit we clearly gained, and the collection we added to- and remove them all at once. I’m sure you are all carrying something that, were I take it from you right now, would undermine the very flow of your week, perhaps or perhaps your month. Perhaps you are carrying something irreplaceable right now.
In this way we depend on objects so we do not have to suffer their ab-sence.
|Type of Work||Digital Illustration|
|Dimensions||22 x 30 in.|
|Subject Matter||Girl, Abstract|
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