It looks scary and strong, powerful and overwhelming. It has large, dangerous teeth, round, wideopen eyes, and a threateningly oversized... Read More
It looks scary and strong, powerful and overwhelming. It has large, dangerous teeth, round, wideopen eyes, and a threateningly oversized red body. It appears to be undefeatable, and that the best anyone can do is to stay out of its way. But a red monster is not a free being; it lives with its owner. And each of us carries one with us and knows this spirit, though perhaps few know it in depth. This being is named Mara, a little anger demon. He is not terribly smart or creative; nor ishe intelligent. Mara is simple and has only one way to interact: by scaring others. He has no particular reason to do so, but it is the only thing Mara knows. In reality, he isn’t strong at all and is burdened with his own fear. The woman in the painting has got to know her Mara more closely, and she is in the process of becoming his master. The painting is in Fine Art Catalogue Apero, August 2018, Topic - Grow. Reference from E.E. Jacks Co-founder, Curator: I have known Edita Wiederkehr since we began publishing her work in APERO. Ms. Wiederkehr’s pieces ‘Mastering Mara’ and ‘Ceremony’ were included in our APERO juried catalogues in the months of August and September of 2018. Ms. Wiederkehr’s work was included in our catalogues because of its individual, and open approach to visual communication.