Burden of Paradise

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Burden of Paradise, was inspired by the original film “La Belle et la Bête,” (“Beauty and the Beast”) by Jean Cocteau. Faustwork uses the image as a metaphor to explore the timeless teem of “a love not meant to be,” and its attendant complexities of emotion and conscience. The story has been told again and again, in ancient myth and fairy tales, by Shakespeare, and in modern literature. As a metaphor, Faustwork’s imagery may evoke the drama of forbidden love between differing clans or races, the tension between human beings and the natural world, or most intimately, the relationship between two inherently dissimilar people who cannot bride the gap, in spite of their love.

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