Inward scream23 May 2018
The image in my mind trying to cope with issues in the period after surgery was Edvard Munch’s The Scream. It captured my anxiety, the chaos and inner turmoil. However, I didn’t have the energy to scream. Instead I felt bowed down, deflated, manipulated by events.
The figure is part human body and part artist’s mannequin which can be twisted into different shapes representing the feeling of being manipulated by others and by events. The background relates to that of The Scream with constant white noise added. The twisted wire and cord is the tangle of thoughts and worries to be battled with. The crystal in the drawstring bag represents the spirit or life energy trying to emerge from the tight grip of the darkness within.
Anonymous, ovarian cancer survivor