“Catharsis” (Photography on silk, vintage wooden cane, gifted pointe shoes)
In a world where, for various reasons, many people find it hard to express the full range of their emotions, tragedies help us to do just that. Catharsis is the process in which a story’s tragic ending allows audiences to experience profound emotional release. The end result of an experience of catharsis is a moral or spiritual sense of renewal, and the viewer often describes feeling “lighter” after intensely emotional endings to a story.
(Shown here in the SCAA Gallery, "Go Figure" Exhibition)