Artist Frances Lewis presents an image of temptation with apple in hand become serpent of despair. And truly it is a yielding to despair’s lure which makes possible thoughts of self-destruction, of suicide. And why this allusion? It is the audio choice that drives it. We are grateful not only for the artist’s brilliant image, but for her audio track as well.
Frances gives us her track ‘Suicide Horizons’ to motivate and influence our contemplation of the visual piece. Here are the lyrics:
- Suicide Horizons
Wont You See Into Theese Eyes Of Mine,
Cant You See I Am Broken,
I Am Left Just A Lonley Tear,
A Whispered Word Unspoken,
And It Feels Like I Cant Go On,
All The Angels Come To Me,
And It Feels Like It Wont Be Long Untill All The Angels Come To Me,
Mam Take Me From Theese Horizons I Feel Raped Of All I Have,
Mama Take Me From Theese Horizons Please Take My Hand.
Just think about the first line. “Won’t You See Into These Eyes of Mine”
What do we see when we look into the serpent eyes? Perhaps something evil, yes. But are these also now the eyes, now possessed, of our sad victim to despair. Perhaps then the image is both serpent and victim (with apple dripping into the girl’s hair).
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