Inspired by the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows of writer John Koenig, these words that define obscure emotions come to life. Ecstatic Shock: the surge of energy upon catching a glance from someone you like—a thrill that starts in your stomach, arcs up through your lungs and flashes into a spontaneous smile—which scrambles your ungrounded circuits and tempts you to chase that feeling with a kite and a key.

Ecstatic Shock (36 x 36 in) • 2020

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