Struggles: June 13

Sometimes it feels like life is just one big struggle.

I like how Heather Horton’s “Heavy” plays with scale– she makes herself oversized so she’s strong enough to hold up her household. But she isn’t big enough to hold it up effortlessly, and yet instead of the intense pain that sears through us when we pick up furniture that’s too heavy for us to hold, the look on her face is more worn, as if she’s been carrying her house along for a while, and she’s only just given up on the dream that it’ll ever become any lighter.

Self portrait, “Heavy.” Oil on canvas by Heather Horton.

Simon Birch –Everything we’ve done is Forgive, Everything. 2006. Oil on canvas
Found here.

Found here.
Jennifer Mazza

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