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the Shadow Tales:

the inner critic

29h x 16w x 16d


The inner critic is a concept used in popular psychology to refer to a superpersonality that judges and demeans a person. Usually experienced as the voice that supports the feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness and guilt;  she cleverly undermines self confidence.  The Critic is a child-eating demon…beautiful & clever. This is why I keep her caged.  Being caged, she loses her destructive power and is transformed from demon to a cautious ally.


“Beware the song


this Siren sings,


enchanting as it seems….


She lifts you up


with words of praise,


but leaves you on your knees.”


stefanie vega – dollwerx artist