#160 Other Cheek
64x44cm | Filler, oak frame
This work shows the imprint of my right cheek.
There are several different meanings associated with touching the cheek. It can mean tenderness without sexual undertones. A kiss on the cheek is a greeting in several cultures, and a slap on the cheek is considered derogatory. It is a punishment method for shame. However, the title (of course) refers to Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount to turn the other cheek.
We also rest our heads against the cheek when we sleep. The white filler and the size of the work can give the association a pillow. The quality of the night's sleep can indicate how the body feels and which processes precede the subconscious.