A long time ago, in a home far away, an artist painted a head. A head with a mask to be precise. It sat there in its cage of stretched canvas (much like Michelangelo's prisoners) for a year or more. Waiting...waiting...waiting. Until one day, out of desperation, her creator feverishly cut her free. Snippets of canvas flew all over the room until she was nothing but a floating head. Free! She screamed! Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, I'm free at last!
And then the creator did the unthinkable. She pasted her onto another canvas. Only this time it was smaller. The head looked down in sadness. The mask hiding her true pain.
A prisoner forever more.
1.5x2' on stretched canvas