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Psychology III

12" x 12"

Acrylic paint on 1/2" wooden board

2014

 

The psychology trio of paintings looks inward at the human psyche. They are some of my oldest mythology-insprired pieces, and they deal specifically with personal mythology. This particular one deals with those moments when peace finds you more than you find it. When you didn't expect a quiet moment to hold you so firmly that you can finally relax. Sometimes this happens when we move ourselves out into nature, other times it happens in the stillness of an evening, or perhaps in the in-between time when we are not quite awake, but not yet unconscious, just experiencing the comfort of your bed underneath you. These moments happen in a variety of ways. They're not usually remembered all that clearly, so I thought I might capture a bit of what they feel like when they are happening, to bring those moments back to us in the hopes that we can be the ones that find that peaceful moment instead of waiting for it to find us.

 

In later years, looking back at the piece, it also conveys a certian amount of unease for me depending on how it is oriented. As it is in the picture I find it calming in spite of some potentially unsettling elements like the movement and overarching sensations of surrealism.

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