Pleasures of Pain


Image of Pleasures of Pain

Giclée on museum quality German Etching paper.

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”
– Buddha

We should not pick on others because we ourselves will inevitably get hurt in the process. In Pleasures of Pain I am illustrating a similar concept, only using snowballs instead of hot coals. Pleasures of Pain visually depicts this conundrum by juxtaposing the same person in both roles: as both the aggressor, and the victim. Although the perpetrators are generally shown as enjoying themselves, they are their own target.

This work is available in the following sizes:

(HxW): 11” x 14” inches
edition of 15

(HxW): 17 13/16” x 30” inches
edition of 10

Large (recommended)
(HxW): 30" x 54 13/16” inches
edition of 5

This image is also available via Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston.