Words are immaterial, but can inflict a lot of pain.
“I chose this proverb because of its playfulness and wit stance. I looked at the phrase from a material point of view, which steered the visuality towards a more abstract expression. I used contrasting materials; thick wooden blocks and thin see-through fabric. The work is essentially all about visual strength. Wood would generally be thought to be much stronger than fabric, but with composition and use of colour, the visual strength can be very different.”