There is something
I want to tell
That is now a wound

My body feels numb
So, I break my dolls
Am I just doomed?

Every room taken
So, I find myself a wall
And my soul marooned.

unwrapping the unhappy, 2022

The essence of grief transcends mere pain, as it embodies a profound emotional response to the loss of a loved one. It is an emotion that emerges from the depth of our souls, and it finds its roots in the love that we feel for those who have departed. As time passes, this emotion takes on different forms and shapes, serving as a repository for a vast range of feelings and experiences.

Despite the passage of time, grief never truly vanishes, nor do we fully recover from it. It becomes a part of us, etched into the very fabric of our being. As long as the person we lost remains significant to us, grief will continue to be a presence in our lives, shaping our perceptions and influencing our actions.

Unwrapping the unhappy is an immersive experience that delves into the enigmatic depths of our subconscious. It is a performance and installation that aims to bring to light the truest self that resides in the recesses of our psyche. This journey of self-discovery is not without its challenges, for it requires us to confront the darkness and unknownness that lies within us. Yet, it is an essential step towards personal growth and development, for it enables us to acknowledge and embrace our vulnerabilities and imperfections.

In essence, grief is an intricate and multifaceted emotion that serves as a conduit for a range of human experiences. Unwrapping the unhappy is an invitation to explore the depths of our innermost selves, to uncover the hidden aspects of our humanity, and to find solace in the realization that our flaws and vulnerabilities are an integral part of who we are.

IN VIEW Installation: unwrapping the unhappy
Location: Crying Out Loud, 2005 Danforth Ave.

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