2014 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Henry Andrew ThomasColumbia SC USA
Sehnsucht is a German concept describing a feeling of nostalgia which has no rational foundation. It is a longing to return to the unfamiliar. This sensation can be brought on by a knowing smile or a passing thought; or when the season turns and releases a thousand memories. These works attempt to capture this desperation, but never to explain it. They reach for an unblemished future, but refuse to apologize for the past. These frantic expressions of ungrounded reflection are a testament to the incompatibility of the world with those who live in it.