This is part ten of a series where I attempt to articulate the invisible torments that pursue humanity - both physical and emotional.
The curse of obsession - for both the victim and the obsessor.
The obsessor has a void inside that cannot be filled. Filled with a yearning, perpetually needy, with an inability to ever be satisfied. The more they have, the more they want. First the need is physical, then it is emotional, and slowly it evolves into total control over the object of their desire.
The subject of the obsession, becomes fearful, traumatised and hides from the unwanted attention. Every moment is filled with trepidation. Self doubt whispers into their ear - is it something they did? Did they cause this unhealthy focus? How did it come to this? Perhaps they should have seen the red flags? But red flags are invisible without hindsight. There is no way to tell that a simple greeting, smile or acknowledgement could catapult them into becoming a victim of another's obsession. Pursued, then captured, and later controlled. Belittled, manipulated and terrified.
Glazed ceramic with enamel detail.
21cm x 16cm x 7cm.