Smashed Face

The face is what we present. It’s what usually informs our first impressions of people, and theirs of us. This small sculpture is intended to show a face that’s been smashed many times with something flat, like a frying pan or a paddle. Once this has happened, it’s no longer possible to speak. The smashing effect takes place when we try to speak up or out and no one listens. 

The thing is, those important, un-heard feelings and opinions stay inside of us, growing larger with time, and will eventually be expressed in other ways.