Not Horror

Horror usually implies blood and gore.

My work has very little to do with blood.

Think of a knife. It has two ends. One has a point and an edge. That end often leads to bloody horror.

Hand and knife

The other one is more my domain.

Although it’s not meant for cutting, I want to study the knife’s handle and the hand that holds it – why its knuckles are white with fury. I want to know why it used a downward stroke to slice its victim instead of a lunge.

I like to trace a line up its arm, shoulder, neck, enter the ear canal and go deep into a criminal’s mind.

Why that knife is being held matters more to me than any blood it draws.

M