Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Transformation: Serpent's Lair

Unnamed - Work in Progress
I had created this piece, (which I rather liked) in early 2011 but wasn't sure if it was finished.
Psychological Projection Per Wiki: "a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people."

My feelings were hurt through the comments of another and I took out my frustrations on this painting.

From this experience, I would learn that you can never control how someone else will respond to anything you say or do. It also helped me to gain a deeper understanding of unconditional love and compassion for myself and for those around me.
Letting Go
Allowing myself to let go of the pain, I painted over it again with compassionate reminder.
Feeling as though I had successfully transformed the negativity surrounding that experience, I painted over it yet again, with something completely different... or so I thought. The heart shape remains and the snake is of course, the ultimate symbol of transformation - something I wasn't consciously aware of as I was painting it.

And then there is also Kundalini. (From Wiki: "literally means coiled. In yoga, a "corporeal energy" - an unconscious, instinctive or libidinal force or Shakti, lies coiled at the base of the spine. It is envisioned either as a goddess or else as a sleeping serpent, hence a number of English renderings of the term such as 'serpent power'. Reportedly, kundalini awakening results in deep meditation, enlightenment and bliss.")

Acrylic paints on canvas board. Completed in November of 2011, this piece is available for purchase - please message me for details.

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