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Artist's Commentary: Affected

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It is an age where popular culture is attempting to redefine the emotional experience by redefining the permissible range of emotions. Where pop psychology has engaged the cultural norms on the international stage, emotional being is now surfacing as a matter of policy, not humanity. I watch people suffer and bow before the cruelty of a binding principle, instead of being released to the openness of thought and imagination that once philosophy sought to encourage. Instead of free thought, there is only the pressure to conform to a static form of life, sorrowful and stagnant in its attempt to perpetuate a myth.

The figure is crowned with a structure, solid and heavy, caging her head and mind, a bondage of thought and construct. Her talons, the natural forms of defence, are turned towards herself, to attack anything within that cannot be allowed, the enforcing factor that is more than choice, it is condemnation.
The simple orbs that pass before her are changed into decorative, complex…