“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”
– Woody Allen
This is a project I’ve been working on for about a year.
Each sculpture features a couple either looking at or turning backs on each orther. The figures are screen printed on glass plates mounted on a steel base.
Love has always fascinated and scared me for its power and fragility. It can bring so much happiness and so much pain once it’s over, or even while still being alive.
I used to believe in love like an invisible force that didn’t really need anything more to last than the pure fact that it brought two people together who were meant to be together.
But I’ve come to realize that it’s mostly not that simple. People change and so does the passion that used to make us feel so alive; sometimes we stay with someone we don’t seem to know anymore and we wonder: was it ever real?