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Pleasures of Pain | Johnny Tang Photo
A group of asians in white suits throwing snowballs at the same asian in a dark suit getting hit.

Pleasures of Pain


Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

– Buddha

We should not pick on others because we ourselves will inevitably get hurt in the process. In Pleasures of Pain I am illustrating a similar concept, only using snowballs instead of hot coals. Pleasures of Pain visually depicts this conundrum by juxtaposing the same person in both roles: as both the aggressor, and the victim. Although the perpetrators are generally shown as enjoying themselves, they are their own target.

This image is currently available as a fine art print in my ART SHOP, or via Carroll and Sons Gallery in Boston.

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