Then They Kissed... - Michael Angelo
Pastel on paper
"I chose my artworks 'Me Too...' and 'They Kissed' for this exhibition because they juxtapose each other in terms of desire. In 'Then They Kissed...' there is genuine passion grown from love. There is freedom in that. In "Me Too..." there is the opposite, it is a dark desire that is not for love or for that matter, even lust, but for power and control of this person. There is a vicious narcissism to the assailant. The victim of sexual harassment feel attacked from all sides as she flails around trying to frees herself. She feels trapped."