Triptych 003 : A Foreboding Sense of Uncertainty
“A Foreboding Sense of Uncertainty”
2017 mixed media on canvas
200 x 270 cm
by Angel Correa
When the fallen injured are despatched to the operating table, they will have lost blood; they may have lost limbs; they often have lost hope in their own recovery, despite assurances from those who know that the life-force must give the medics something to begin to work with.
This triptych depicts the moments before surgery, when scars, disfigurement, ripped uniforms and a foreboding sense of uncertainty are presented for physical repair. The light grey areas attempt to depict the life-force, tenacity and unalloyed pride; almost emitting an aura; shrouded in torn clothes that must be carefully removed, exposing their vulnerability.
The multi-layered veiling of the forms somehow speaks to me because it’s easy to forget that each of us can experience loss to an unimaginable extent and survive it, so long as we hold tight to our self-belief in the face of uncertainty.