Award-Winning Anger

"HerStory," photo illustration by Mary Gow.

“HerStory,” photo illustration by Mary Gow.

When you’re mad and you know it, make something!

I found tremendous satisfaction from constructing this photograph when I was furious.

Have you heard the saying, “You’re trying to get water from a rock”? I created this photograph to express that pain.

The heart-shaped rock sits on a bed of nails that stick up from a piece of foam core. Red nail polish and red paint illustrate blood oozing.

I titled the piece “HerStory.”

I am thankful this is not a recent creation. “HerStory” was submitted to a juried competition and won an award in 2005.

What have you created from your anger?

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