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Train Station

James Egaku's avatar James Egaku

Two fall for each other in an instant on the train #8. They become sudden lovers at an art museum, both passionate for growth as artists. He is told by his family to not work for his dream. With resentment in his heart, the husband takes his lack of control in his life out on his wife. It takes hitting rock bottom to finally realize that she was trained to feel worthless by him. She was strung like a puppet. This is not love, she realizes...love is to give. The woman and man finally realize both must face their fears as both are suffering. Hurt people hurt themselves and others...facing your pain is the key to love on the road to recovery. The wife, in unbearable pain, begins to look for a way out, even if it means having nowhere to go. We must break the footsteps that run in a figure 8 of any cycle by challenging what we fear, making it into a figure 9. It is said in Japan that #9 is the sign of suffering. Facing suffering is the only way to break the path and conquer it. EGAKU

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Acrylics
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 48 inches