Ghosts

Maegan Farrow’s artwork illustrates the cracks that can appear in the masks we wear to hide our grief. For Issue #17 ‘Masks’. 

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This painting was inspired by a line from a poem I wrote:

“What peers through the
stitching,
are ghosts.”

I wanted the painting to look as though the woman’s face was being removed – like a mask – from the inside, and so there are eyes peering out from beneath her skin, and fingers reaching out. The poem was one of many I had written about two of my sisters who both passed away in 2016, six months apart.

My interpretation of ‘masks’ is the masking of grief, when it is appropriate to do so, and when I am allowed to feel it and show it to those around me.

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