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Some more wiggles to get lost in, just a different kind. Still working on getting the balance between the figurative and abstract elements, still aiming for it to be both at the same time.
Anyways, this painting is majorly influenced by Theosophical teachings, particularly those documented in Thought Forms (super old book (1905)). There’s a page that covers what different kinds of affection looks outside of our body, or essentially what we emit when experiencing affection. They drew a kinda of 2 toned pink/red floating oval, so this is my take on it.
oK, finE It’s a self-portrait. I’m reluctant to ever say the figures in my art are me. Because eek, don’t perceive me, but primarily I don’t want a viewer to assume that it’s about me. I paint about my feelings, mostly in a hope that it connects, reflects, or challenges others feelings or perception of them. Does that make sense? This one is about the covid-versary
Currently working through a meditation block for creativity. So far it has focused on two techniques. A body scan, which is a popular mindfulness exercise encouraging you to tune in to your physical body by focusing on different locations. And visualization, this time of my ‘creative spark’ as a glow which starts in the chest and then takes over my body, the room, the street etc etc. The second one is strange, it kind of makes me think of a virus starting to possess someone (sorry last thing we want is more viruses).
These sketches are straight after 1o minutes of meditation. The one on the left is my first (not so interesting) reaction, then I began to develop the drawing more. These drawings were a reaction to a phrase used in the meditation, which was ‘you may begin to feel your mind expand’.I thought it was strange but it caught my interest.