Setsuko Aihara

1. Bog Queen (2013) – oil on linen; 32 x 26 in. Inspired by Seamus Heaney’s poems “Bog Queen and Punishment”

2. Self-Surgery (2009) – oil on canvas; 50 x 40 in. Humanity can no longer be spared the gruesome sight of the psychological dissecting table with its knives and forceps. (Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All-too-human, aphorism 37.) As applied on the personal level.

3. Puppet (2016) – oil on linen; 26 x 32 in. Determination to break free from psychological complexes.

4. A-Boys (2017) – oil on canvas; 40 x 32 in. Inspired by Joe O’Donnell’s photograph, Yakiba no Shonen (A boy at a pit for burning corpses.