Size (h w d): 24 x 20 x .75 in
Medium: Oil On Masonite Board
In Agony, Rusul explores the pain of not realizing what you have until it is gone. The red woman never saw what was right in front of her. Her opportunity at love had been knocking, but she only opened the door when it was too late and he had left.
Only the shadow of his memory remains, holding the flower for her.
In the upper window, we see a face. This represents unrequited love...the person who would have given anything to trade places with the red woman. "How could you have let such a wonderful man get away, you fool?" she asks.