Photographer and Videographer

"It Pains My Heart"

The exhibit was curated by the library extending invitations to arts in the region to submit art related to the theme of "Figuratively Speaking".  The art represents when you say something which is not really true or realistic but you use it for expressing the intense of the circumstance. 

I  heard this figure of speech from my father and grandfather who were from southwest Virginia. Both came from a rural background and moved to a city. “It pains my heart” was said where they would experience a situation that created a distressing feeling. This is one of the many Appalachia figure of speech that was used by them to represent a situation or feeling. 

A meet the artists' reception  will be Thursday, June 13, 7-8pm.  


Figuratively Speaking

L.E. Phillips Library

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

June 10-August 28,2019