There are several elements in this artwork deserving of attention. Viewing the self-portrait, the child is split with a line down the entire page through the child. In the middle of the child there is another split. This is disproportionate with more space to the father. Each parent is pointing a dagger in the child. Is there significance because mom appears to be walking away and dad is walking toward the child? Both parents are smiling while the child is sad? Certainly, the child feels torn between the parents. Is either parent aware of how their child is experiencing the divorce? Seemingly, this artwork indicates the child needs help adjusting to the divorce.
#517, Heart and Dagger
Categories: Impact on the child, A child’s view.