Medium: Sumi ink on mounted rice paper
Dimensions: 120 x 180 cm
Sigmund Freud had a couch in Vienna where his patients laid to be hypnotized. There, the secrets of their unconscious were released. In this artwork, you can see the outline of his couch in the “negative” (white) space. The subject matter serves as a departure point for an in-depth exploration of human psyche—Eros and Thanatos, sin and suffering, pain and pleasure, desire and longing, misgivings and anger, illusions and sudden realization, suppression and sublimation, etc. It is a multifaceted mirror through which the viewer can explore his or her deeply hidden secrets. The couch becomes a giant train into the abyss of the unconscious.