Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mocker in Burgundy Beret by Linda Kennedy

The artist was exploring the theme of broken marriages, broken lives and the pleasure some people find in gossip which only adds to the spiral of destruction. 

The mocker portrayed here represents people of ill will who maliciously enjoy other people's suffering; whereas the angelic baby points the way to healing. "A child shall lead the way." The woman's head is hung in sorrow and shame while her husband grasps her shoulder in a vain attempt to hold on. 
Kennedy uses a language of symbols to communicate this crisis of the family. 

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