Whatever she did, it was bad--really bad. And the fact that everybody knew about it for so long made it even worse. For some people, there's really only one satisfactory way of coping with that type of betrayal: REMOVE THE FACE.
Fortunately, one person's suffering is another's opportunity for cheap online self-affirmation. So as you scroll through the unsettling images below, remember to take a moment to reflect--smugly--on how even your most jacked-up relationship is a model of high-functioning adultness compared to whatever went on between these miserable souls.
Also, be sure to enjoy a fresh batch of nightmares constructed around these horrifying fragments of the shattered lives of long dead strangers.
Oh hi, sorry to butt in—just thought I should mention that no--they don't regret it. Not one bit.
She knows what she did.
These ghostly relics of emotional torment produced in the wake of some catastrophic interpersonal failure serve an important purpose: They remind us to think twice before defacing our own photo collections in a last-ditch effort to gain control over our broken lives.
For most of us, anyway. Because as it turns out, there is a group of people out there who find in these ghastly faceless images a source of artistic inspiration: artists.
UK artist India Lawton comments on the process of creating images such as the one above:
This sounds both therapeutic and highly ineffective at the same time. But maybe that's just the complex set of emotions she hoped to convey in the first place? Or maybe she's just out to ruin our sleep? Art is very subjective that way.
Consider the work of another UK artist, Johnny Briggs, who finds inspiration in old photos of children who still have their faces intact.
Speaking about his work, Johnny Briggs makes an interesting point about how we interpret this type of art.
I suppose a third option is that these images are highly targeted dream-destroyers, created to rob us of our precious beauty sleep.