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Tug Of War

by theartofoh , March 5, 2009—12:00 AM

Topics: ArtId, Pastels, art that heals, colour, contemporary art, energy, expressionism, figurative paintings, flow, making art, red, spiritual art, works on paper

I love it when I put ideas "out there" and see where they land or what they stick to! I had written a response to an article (in one of my groups on Xing) on "Doing The Work We Love", and naturally that led me to one of my favourite quotes by Joseph Campbell: ______if you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in your field of bliss, and they open doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.___

I should think that most artists can relate to this "field of Bliss"? For me, that is where my art comes from. Anyway, to cut a long story short, this painting is now to be featured on the JC Foundation site in April.

"Tug Of War" is an expression of the heat of passion in an argument with a symbolic portrayal of the futility of it all with both parties descending into a funnel.



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