Marianna Kiraly

Straw-Man Fallacy

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Sisyphus – Rolling up the Gravestone of a Dead Relationship (20”x24” encaustic, 2023 April). Once again inspired by Yosemite National Park (although this is an imaginary version of it).

20”x24” encaustic, 2023 April. Once again inspired by the magnificent Yosemite National Park. In order to find closure, Sisyphus is trying to roll uphills "her" hardened heart - the gravestone of her relationship -, but the heavy rock keeps rolling back, making this effort become an eternal struggle; a curse from "God". The couple has turned into a rock formation crying waterfalls, symbolizing prolonged grief after their relationship died.

Quote by Rollo May from The Marginalian: “Joy… follows rightly confronted despair. Joy is the experience of possibility, the consciousness of one’s freedom as one confronts one’s destiny… After despair, the one thing left is possibility.”