Fear

In the figure for the piece on fear I wanted to convey a sense of anxiety.  The wide-eyed expression is complimented in this aspect by the giant ear-like headdress that the individual is wearing.  This person is in a hyper-aware state of existence.  In the framing and adornment for this piece I wanted to convey a feeling of being targeted, so I chose the form of a target riddled with bullet shells and blood splatters within which to place the individual.  This feeling of being targeted has caused a reaction from the individual of raising their own defenses, as illustrated by the spears protruding from the ceramic and pointed back at the unseen attacker.  Although fear is one of our most primal instincts, developing as an emotion to keep us alive, in a contemporary sense it manifests as anxiety in many individuals as a reaction to an emotional rather than a physical threat.