Pressure

Assorted Wire

This piece was inspired by the pressures we all feel every day, to succeed, to make our parents and loved one's proud, to be liked, to be great. These pressures all press down on us, sometimes making it hard to get up and continue on. Life is stressful, but the sculpture represents one getting ready to stand up to that pressure and continue on in life. With one hand open and protecting their face, and the other closed in a fist ready to fight, this person may look like they are giving up, but they are actually getting ready to show everyone and themselves that they are good enough, that they can withstand this pressure and move on from it.