This piece is an expression of hurt which can be done only by the tongue. While the background expresses its unique position of colour and movement in an unsettling way, between contrast and harmony, between calm and disconcertment, simmering, boiling, as we see in what it can do to us all, the tongue’s wounds are difficult to sooth or to forget.
The poem says:
All wounds can heal sooner or later, but the most hurtful; the most lasting if ever to heal is the wound of the tongue.
This artwork was produced in 1997, acrylic on paper, mounted on canvas, its approximate size is 150cm x 100cm. It is in the collection of the Artist.