Silent Scream
  • Silent Scream

    2 digital prints on Plexiglas
    52 x 92 cm.
    2001

    The female prototype for commercials is young, blonde, laughing/joyful, sexy, semi-nude on the beach. My female is: middle aged, blonde, screaming/sad, semi-nude on the beach. What is being sold? Perhaps hysteria, trait attributed to the female, perhaps nothing ...

    The female is me. I wear no makeup, no hair dye, no jewelry, nothing. I stage myself for a simple snapshot on the beach. No great production is involved. The sadness and emotion of the silent scream emerges not from reality but from fantasy, from memory. Things are not always as they appear.