Through these traditions the association of art and pain has become embedded in Western culture and not only in the realms of high art or Wildean "art for artís sake". Popular television soaps and women's magazines have recognised the seductive appeal of romanticised pain or trauma, and commodified it. Today it is not only artists and their creations that bravely and publicly suffer. Now the domestic tragedies, diseases and tragic malfunctions of everyday mums and dads, made public, vie with high art to move us to engage with the nobility of human suffering.
- Angela OíBrien
Something born some time ago, based on stock from sxc.hu, own photos and a huge load of pain.
Related/similar works in my gallery:
Instant Karmageddon: [link]
Natures Awakening: [link]
Prometheus Unbound: [link]