This is the 2nd in my Heaven and Hell
series - Purgatory. Of course, Purgatory was officially canceled years
ago, but Ive always considered it more as a state of mind.
Here a soul is separated away from all
else. This soul doesnt realize all it need do is crawl out of the box we
create around ourselves to rejoin the world. The title was borrowed from the
tortured mind of Kurt Cobain. It is a line in his song All
Apologies... and it fits all too well.
I was told this represents the Buddhist
practice of recapitulation". The monk will remove his robe and crawl naked
inside of a box to meditate.
When a Soho gallery sold this
sculpture, I rejoiced at the sale, but mourned the loss of a very personal piece. Do
all artists do this?