I would agree with del Toro. I experience my raw emotions as my monsters. To deal with my monsters, I need to admit I am even feeling the emotion, name it, and understand why it is there, inside me. It may be justified, it may be an offshoot of something else other than what it first appears, For instance, I may reject someone for the demands that person makes on me, but rather than allow the emotion to destroy our relationship, perhaps I need to learn to say, "No!" Only if I turn and face the monsters of my frustration and anger, and deal with them, will I be able to prevent them from destroying me, and perhaps others.
|Shape of Water Drawing|
The exhibition has previously shown in Los Angeles and Minneapolis, and now at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Toronto. The recent film, The Shape of Water (2017) was filmed in Hamilton and Toronto, so Guillermo del Toro's connection to Canada is already strong. This exhibition has certainly strengthened it, as the response has been hugely positive.