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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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