THE SCREAM

(Skrik, or The Cry 1893) is an expressionistic painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The agonized figure against the yellow -red sky has been said to symbolize humanity overwhelmed by existential angst.  He painted the sky and landscape in Oslo, Norway when it suddenly turned blood red.  In his diary wrote, "I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature".  It is thought that a powerful volcanic eruption in Karakatoa that year created the heavenly phenomena.  

Somehow, I think we can all relate to the emotion we see in the figure.  I decided to transpose my own artform figure into the apparently unbearable circumstances and the emotion comes through.