'I Can Not Help the Way I Feel'
John Isaacs, 2003
Wax, polystyrene, steel, expanding
foam and oil paint.
"In this work lies an interest in a
representational possibility of the emotional landscape of the body
becoming manifest in its surface. Visually, the way in which the
flesh grows, erupts and engulfs the body can be seen as a metaphor
of the way in which we become incapacitated by the emotional
landscape in which we live and over which we have little control.
Of course, the body also appears to be suffering from some kind of
malignancy, as in cancer, but, for me, the image of the figure,
coupled with the title, leads one into an open contemplation of the
plight of the individual." John Isaacs