Uncomfortable Places - I & II
Traditionally, chairs represent a place of comfort – somewhere to relax, recover, rest and unwind. They can be a healing place, somewhere to sleep and dream.
However, when life becomes difficult and hard to cope with, when we are feeling overwhelmed and anxious, even the act of simply sitting on a chair can be painful. Worries and anxieties often form a barrier, making it difficult to find comfort anywhere.
The barbed wire symbolises this pain, a physical barrier, making it difficult to find sanctuary in these painful times.
By contrast, the butterfly, is a representation of joy, hope, metamorphosis in life – a struggle endured and emerged from.