UK artist Rook Floro is inspired by the psychology of the shadow, theories developed by Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung. ‘It concerns with the repressed ideas, weakness, and desires of oneself that the conscious mind refuses to acknowledge,’ explains Floro.
The shadow – his shadow – represents his hidden desires and wish to be perfect in his own right, rather than the sort of ‘perfect’ that society expects of us. The work has a quiet, still quality that is pensive and haunting at the same time. The man and the shadow have no face, but there is such power in the sculpture’s tactility that fights against this muteness.
Via Empty Kingdom.