The Root of Evil | 8" x 10"
This painting titled "The Root of Evil" is stunning and has a dark, creepy element to it. It represents life. The beauty of life with the radiant sun is represented in this painting by using a gorgeous metallic gold and metallic copper enamel paint, creating thick textures over top of a bright, yellow background.
The contrasting "dark" or evil element is the bold, black tree with whimsical, twisted branches crawling and coming alive across the canvas, as the branches wraps around to the top, sides and bottom of the piece.
This represents life; the yin yang concept that just like back and front go together, and the background and foreground go together, light and dark, good and evil need each other to exist. Respect both aspects. Life is everlasting. Death is the opposite of birth, as the body changes clothes the soul similarly changes bodies to express itself in different forms.
We are the brush and life is the artist! We make plans and yes, it is effective to plan but often when it comes down it, it we just make a snap judgement and trust our instinct in the moment and always handle whatever comes our way when we are in the moment; that’s where powerful energy flows. Not in over thinking, ruminating or compulsively planning situations and never enjoying this moment; which is life. It’s easy to let this truth slip in this fast paced world.
As technology improved our lives in so many ways, it’s beneficial to also look at our inner operating systems and do an update on ourselves every once in a while. Challenges strengthen and sharpen us “no pressure no diamonds”. The good times are to be enjoyed. Both are to be respected because both are needed.
I was listening to an Alan Watts lecture where he was saying.. if you had to ability to dream to most beautiful and exciting dreams for 500 years. It would be swell at first! Then you would get bored and start craving more challenging fucked up dreams. You would want the contrast, this is why people like video games and horror movies we like to be scared, we just don’t like it when we think it’s our life, but it’s just the story, the story the ego tells you. You can say you’re a father, a politician, etc, enjoy these roles. We’re playing the part, playing the game of life, it’s hard to not take it seriously sometimes but think of all the generations before us, what their worry did for their lives or others. No one knows. They are all top soil now.
The grievances they suffered won’t be known. Salvation lies within. “My life is full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened”. I do not want to live this way, anymore, I’ve wasted so much time ruminating on the past which doesn’t exist it’s a memory of an event you can’t feel or touch it, it’s done. The present is all there is. Memories aren’t life. The future doesn’t exist it’s an illusion, a projection, and imagination. People with developed imaginations and who express creativity often are great at using it for beauty; don’t turn your own intelligence against yourself by using it to destroy yourself. You are here to express yourself, create, share art, share yourself, and just be.
Title: The Root of Evil
Medium: Mixed Media on Canvas (High Gloss Finish)
Size: 8" W x 10" H x 1.5" D | 20 x 24 x 4 cm
- Ready to Hang
- Signed on the Side
- Sides are painted the same style as the front
- Signed certificate of authenticity is included
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- Actual colours may slightly vary due to monitor differences, metallic colours/high gloss finish and lighting conditions during photo shoot
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