Absurd Tragedies of Life
A series of Illustrations/Studies for the book, The Scene Unfold
Mixed Media (charcoal, graphite, colour pencil, pyrography, etc.)
“At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face. ”
Absurdity strikes yours truly not only in “any street corner”, but also in every corridor and walkway in her very own “cozy” dwelling THEY call a “home”.
We are all participants in this theatre of the absurd. The constant need to define and explain ourselves for each action taken, the repetitive struggle for impractical goals and naive expectations, is utterly illogical. In this “sense”(does it even make sense anymore?), people, in their absent-mindedness, fail to remember the human condition of individuals. Parents especially, have a tendency to enjoy the engagement with societal pressure in maintaining jobs and other materialistic aspects of life that they tend to overlook emotional and holistic upbringing of their children. They find the need to conform and breed children and correct their behaviour in their own methods, in order for the “micelings” to survive in this ridiculous rat race .
The Scene Unfold: Absurd Tragedies of Life challenges and mock the effects of the rat race on THEM , as I find that they create this facade to fit into society, for their reputation. As a result, I realised that I have become a product- THEIR “packaged product”. I see the scene unfold in my tragic experiences with THEM and I have accepted and learnt to work my way around in the tragedies of this senseless stage show.
*THEY/THEIR/THEM refers to parents, in general, Asian parents.
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