Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
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Survey of Sol 3: Self-portrait

I am drawn equally to two paintings. When I touch them, I fall into them both - two reflections of the same soul.



Split reflections of pain and of hope - paint dashed, swirled onto canvas. First fear - first the feeling of being *trapped*. Trapped within the body, frightened, but

seeing

out

out from the prison, into the light, into the green and growth...a heart to come, a life to come, no longer imprisoned. A life of freedom. Control of self.

"Which one is a self-portrait?" her friend asks, fingers trailing along the edge.

The artist shrugs, setting a paintbrush down. "Both of them. Different times. Different feelings."

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"Imprisoned Within, Yet I See the Sun" and "Unifier of Opposites" by FlutterbyChild. Acrylic on canvas, 11x14.

I would have written more for these. But I feel that they speak so eloquently by themselves that I don't want to impose too much on them.

And yes, they are both self-portraits.

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