Writing My Life's Symphony
The artist portrays the unresolved priorities which she (surely this
piece represents the feminine quandary) must clarify in order to
write the symphony of her life’s ideal relationship. Hence, she
places an amorphous cloud of verbiage on the staff of her life.
Numerous small conventional heart symbols on the cloud represent
romance, but are dominated by a large dollar symbol representing
security, a “plus” sign, and a large anatomical heart surmounted by
the bold word "feeling" to represent passion. Significantly, a rent
in the latter allows the words “that’s my problem” to peek through.
The cloud of confusion is being drawn by the artist’s pencil,
starkly revealing her understanding that she alone is responsible for
the resolution to be made. The frustration she feels as she wrestles
with the difficulty of simultaneously realizing all of her goals
bursts out in her exclamation, “Argh!”
Touchingly, she cannot omit her pet’s paw print from this portrait
of her life, albeit as a small and peripheral detail.
Interpretated by Harold McFarland