"Silent Screams"

"Silent Screams" was created out of blown glass, carved wood and twisted steel. The four, hand-carved, wooden faces alternate between walnut and mahogany. They each have a different emotional look as they scream. Each face was inserted into the glass ball one at a time. Once each piece was in place the four blocks were laminated together. The clear glass ball was created at Swamp Art Glass with my good friend Herman Leonardt. The piece sits on some twisted steel.

I came up with the idea in my bed trying to sleep but proccupied by thought. I began thinking about suicide and the "silent sceams" that were never heard. Or were they?