I wasn't going to comment until I saw the Albert Camus quote... which I can really relate to -- oddly it's a synchronicity for me because I was working through a related personal issue yesterday... in my case it's not "being normal" that I want, it's "passing" in the workplace or finding a niche
this is a really great dreary piece, the eggs to me seem to symbolize ovaries for some odd reason, and just the fact that you can't see her face, makes this expressive creation even more depressing...i really thank you as always for sharing your talent with me, thanx again-p.
One of the most appalling comments on our present way of life is that half of all the beds in our hospitals are reserved for patients with nervous and mental troubles, patients who have collapsed under the crushing burden of accumulated yesterdays and fearful tomorrows. Yet a vast majority of those people would be walking the streets today, leading happy, useful lives, if they had only heeded the words of Jesus: "Have no anxiety about the morrow"; or the words of Sir William Osler: "Live in day-tight compartments."
Would i be guessing correctly that this is a comment on the realization of a woman as related to her role as a possible mother and the anxiety that comes with it? If not, the image is beautiful no matter what.
amazing detail and depth of shadow - I like the pattern of the clothing - and the addition of the fruit in the lap. Adds a central focus to the picture - tho it is only a small peice to a very large overall image. the small hints of color in the piece really draws me in....