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Experimental painting #2: 02/02/24

I painted this today from a scene of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind - then decided it was best flipped on its side…

This one says a lot to me about overwhelm - overwhelming myself as a means to escape from difficult feelings; overwhelm in the shape of grief; dissociation as a symptom of an overwhelmed mind. 

It’s been a tough week, and I was interested to see how that would manifest in a painting. 

A scene from a comforting film oozes with emotion and brims with sadness.

Experience turned on its side; the mind takes refuge in abstraction and disconnection. 

I learnt a lot from 4 hours of painting this evening.

The observation is in the process, the painting is just the aftermath. 

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