"Les Tristesse" - The Sadness - 2011
The Idea & Concept:
In life, there are times where it feels like everything is going wrong: relationship is not working, job is causing a lot of stress, friends are turning their backs on you, lose of your identity etc. Everywhere you turn there is absolute negative expression – a feeling of emptiness. Les Tristesse is a sculpture whose purpose is to convey these feelings.
You’ll notice that the overall sculpture looks like someone who is on the verge of falling; possibly having a breakdown. Their arms are covering there face and their knees are ready to give out. It is to remind us that even though we have bad times, it is these moments that make us statuesque; capable of making decisions to move forward or pause and get stuck in a never ending cycle of sadness.