PETER SHAUGHNESSY
FINE CRAFT SCULPTURAL BOXES
 

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Anguished
Dimensions: 14 high x 10 wide x 14 deep
Medium: Various woods, glass

On display at Crafthouse Gallery, Vancouver, BC

We all make mistakes.  This piece makes me think of blameworthiness, culpability, disgrace, dishonor, penitence, regret, responsibility, self‑condemnation and shame.  I wasn't sure whether this figure has made a very serious mistake, and is therefore reacting appropriately, or maybe he has made only a minor indiscretion and is overreacting.   Either way, the important concept for us to note is that he is willing to accept responsibility for his actions.