Face of Self Pity

"DETERMINATION" 4/50 © 1994.

Papier Mache, Acrylic Paint and Wood. 7 feet tall.

Immersing myself in the first three powerful, but, negative emotions were cumulatively stalling my efforts. I needed to find the will to finish the first seven pieces before the looming deadline. It was a necessity to become more positive. To evoke positivity. With renewed effort, I became determined to finish the project. Discovering, simultaneously, that a person can call upon a state of mind to establish real world strength. Calling up a second wind.


Using brown tones, chosen for earthiness & stability, became a patterned field for yellows, reds & oranges with a bit of royal purple, diversity, beauty. The pattern is angular, strong, reminiscent of warrior paint and the bravery of Native Americans.



All Images are the creative intellectual property of Karle Howlett Murdock © 2019