Calling All Tough Guys

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Calling All Tough Guys
Paper and glass on card
Patricia McCarthy, 2018
This piece is part of a duo illustrating different types of human strength and fragility using images and safety glass from a car mirror broken during an accident.
This piece displays obvious, physical strength. The glass represents the unseen fragility of high performing athletes from the intensity of the demands on their bodies. It also represents the mental fragility that spurs humans to enhance outward signs of strength when their strength - or character - has been questioned or even if they only suspect it is lacking.

This is juxtaposed by the other piece featuring a Geisha image - outwardly fragile but takes much internal strength to achieve and maintain.

Patricia McCarthy lives in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

email Patricia at   pats.mcc @ (remove the spaces)

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