THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE

OF GRIEVING  

“Weltschmerz...is pain suffered simultaneously both in the world and at the state of the world, with the sense that the two are linked.”

 

- Joachim Whaley, professor of German history and thought at the University of Cambridge.

 

Much like the stages of grief experienced with the lose of a loved one, addressing "world pain" or "world weariness" is a process. Using imagery of veils I hand cut a single sheet of paper, slowly connecting cuts to extract what is no longer needed. It is a ritual that can't be rushed. The spaces created in this undertaking become abstract landscapes, embodying both the literal and figurative relief of completing a difficult journey.  

© 2020 by Jessica Alpern Brown