Sunday, August 31, 2014
Big Head(Worrying) 2014
Of the three Big Heads that I did this past year, "Big Head(Worrying)" is my favorite. It's the one that I most identify with. The colored dots of perspiration dripping from the head's face and forehead, the background, made of columnar paper; straight, rigid, meant for keeping careful track of numbers and accounts. The eyes and ears are tiny, fever dream features, and the mouth is from a photo of a young friend who has a congenital disorder that is causing him to lose his teeth. It's a large head, with big worries, not just about numbers, but about the environment, children, the on-going war in the middle east, aging, bad backs, the tea party, mothers with dementia, GMOS. I could go on and on, but it's probably better if you just add your own worries so that you can relate to "Big Head(Worrying)" as I do. It's good to be able to share.