Self Portrait as the Allegory of Tragedy

by Elizabeth Sloas
Jonesboro, AR United States
Painting: Oil
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Vision Statement

What is a tragedy? How exactly does one piece together the emotions that culminate into a tragic event? The definition of tragedy reads as such: an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress. Tragedy is also a form of drama based on human suffering and, mainly, the terrible events that befall a main character. We are all characters in this world acting out our lives on a stage. Whether we be good performers or not, we must continue through the tragedies that befall us all. As women, it is terribly common for us to experience tragedy. No matter how personal or public we must all carry on and remember that we are in control of our own stories.