My Road to Hell

Barbara Cabaj

Sticky Handshakes

My Road to Hell (Moja droga do piekła) – Barbara Cabaj

…, oil on canvas

The artist addresses a fear that accompanies her on a bus journey–the fear of phlegm spewing from the mouth of a coughing passenger, which also indicates an interplay of viscosity and disgust. Her fear of contact with the sticky substance is mixed with the remorse for feeling disgusted by a stranger.