In Decision

Emily Bowers's avatar Emily Bowers

A single pen and ink drawing, "In Decision," is a commentary on the emotional experience we face when making difficult choices. With one half a cityscape and the other wilderness, the piece depicts two opposing options. The city is the known choice (or popular opinion), while the wilderness is the gamble (something new). Isolated on rocky footing in the center is a child looking at a map. The child symbolizes how, even with guidance, some decisions have a way of overwhelming us, making us feel ill-equipped to handle them.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Pen and ink
  • Width: 21 1/4 inch
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 27 1/4 inch