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A quote from Jung

‘In order to contain his creed contemporary man pays the price in a remarkable lack of introspection. He is blind to the fact that with all his rationality and efficiency he is possessed by powers that are beyond his control. His gods and demons have not disappeared at all they have merely got new names. On the run with recklessness, vague apprehension, psychological complications and an insatiable need for pills, alcohol, tobacco, food and above all a large array of neurosis.’

Quote taken from 'Approaching the unconscious essay by Carl Jung' 

This woodcut came from researching the work of psychoanalysis Carl Jung. I am very interested in his approach to understanding the human mind and the way he splits it into different categories and personas. This image responds to the struggle between the ID, Ego and Super ego when we make our every day decisions. I haven’t assigned these to a specific face as I think it’s important for the viewer to decide within themselves which is which.

Hand burnished woodcut edition of 5.

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