by Anne Russell
Indian ink on archival paper 14.00x14.00cm .original signed .
This is the second in a series that expresses a journey from innocence through experience to a place of empowerment . Here the young woman is overwhelmed ,amazed , by the many dangerous goings on inside the tent which represents a world outside of her experience . The Ringmaster, visible and in this series , represents a male dominated culture of which in her innocence ,she has been so far, unaware .The ringmaster controls the wild nature of the animals, and in the ring he runs the show where the humans are trained also to perform ,displaying human skills for example knife throwing.