About the Picture
The head at the centre of the picture is surrounded by a series of faces representing different emotional states. He grinds
his teeth, eyes dilated under the strain: "don't loose your head!" In turn each of the faces listed clockwise from
the left signify the following situations: fear, sadness, confusion, embarrassment and despair. The ball of string unravelling
towards the front of the picture represents the unravelling of the central head's emotional state. A sown wound in the top
left and a ticking clock to the right emphasises the tension, and the pressure being applied in the struggle experienced by
the subject when holding himself together.
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