Life can be a struggle, this figure illustrates that. In a very contemplative position he attempts to work his way through the troubles within his mind.
The Haiti tragedy resonated throughout the world and I felt as an artist I had to respond to such an event in some way or another. For me, the thing that hit home the most about this tragedy wasn't the fallen buildings or even the homes. I was worried about the people and the many many thoughts that had to be going through their minds.
We find ourselves stressing about our lives everyday. Waking up, going to work, etc. Once you relate your life to the people in these situations, things become much more clear and you realize just how fortunate you are.
This is an aluminum cast, a hard surface, but through the texture, position, and imperfections, I try to give him a very human feel.