Fear by draigathar
This piece was done for a group challenge in which artists were asked to choose an emotion and a color, and then create a sculpture that somehow personified that emotion and was executed all in the chosen color. The emotion I chose was fear and the color was black. I decided to make a doll representing true fear, as opposed to worry or anxiety. True fear is an emotion that only surfaces when our lives are in danger. It's the emotion responsible for the fight-or-flight response, so I see it as an emotion that attempts to save us in life or death situations. I envisioned him as a primitive warrior who wears a death mask as a way of reminding us what's really at stake when he shows up. My sculptural representation of Fear is made of paperclay with a wire armature and painted with acrylics. His body adornments are assorted beads, fabrics and fibers. The base is sculpted in epoxy clay and strung with waxed linen and beads.