Stain II Wound II

Wound I
Pencil Crayon and Ink on Paper, 8 1/2" by 11", 2011 

Unconsciously drawn, the image of the wound can be related to Jospeph Beuys' 1985 speech, "Talking about One's own Country, Germany" in which he refers to the pyschological wound of a Nazi past to which his work was a response. Paradoxically, this wound can also make reference to Jung's idea of the collective arm: 'One could as easily speak of the "collective arm" - meaning the basic pattern of bones and muscles which all human arms share in common'. Stan Gooch, Total Man (London 1975) p. 433