You Were No Gepetto, Sir
charcoal, assemblage, brass, mixed media
30 x 50 in.
My work brings the personal experienced of childhood abuse, estrangement and betrayal in marriage to explore the universal pain and recovery process shared among women.
“You are No Gepetto, Sir” appears at first glance to be a puppet toy which one manipulates from handles protruding from the frame. It can be moved into natural or unnatural poses. Upon reading the story in the background however, the fun goes away as you realize you have become the pedophile, manipulating the child not only in childhood, but through subsequent relationships as an adult.
© Eve Faulkes