Gesicht009 was actually salvaged from an older Torso project that I ended up recycling. 009's colouring was darker, didn't quite match the rest of the Torso project and I decided to remove and isolate it.
Violence is a heavy theme in my work, and with 009 in particular this represents the physical damage and effort that comes with constantly having to force a smile. The hooks tether you to the constant need to portray yourself as "doin' fine", the screws are the painful means to maintain the facade, the thread is the need to fill the void even if there's nothing there to fill it.
Materials: Plaster, wood, twine, steel, thread
Dimensions: 9" x 10" x 5"