This month’s Expressive Arts Carnival activity is to portray your inner world in an abstract form. Like others I thought I’d struggle with the abstract, though once I got my head around it I think I did ok.
I’ve been doing a bit of drawing lately, so having what part of me sees as “homework” always gets things moving.
Before I show you my entry for the Carnival, here are a couple of other pieces I played with.
These first ones were just an attempt to get me drawing freehand. In a tribute to the great abstract artists, I call the first one “Chickens” and the second “Graffiti”:
Anyway, here is my submission. I know the due date isn’t for a while but given surgery and all I’m not sure when I’ll be up to trying something else.
To me this represents my eternal quest for balance – balance between the light and the dark; the good and the bad; the emotional, physical and spiritual. I haven’t got there (yet) but I keep trying. Sometimes, no matter how hard I try, I never seem to get there. It’s a never ending struggle, each competing with the other for prominence.
The lightness tries to spread its wings and counter the darkness, but the darkness is always there, lying in wait, sneaking up on me and my light side to GRAB me just when I don’t need it to.
The use of black and white is no coincidence. My internal world is very black and white; there’s no colour at all. I’m trying to counter my black and white thinking but the internal world is still monochrome.