January 30, 2021

How Would Your Current Mental State Appear As A Painting?

Mark Goodwin

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Acrylic/Spray Paint On CanvasDissipation of Summer Love, 2021

I have always been fascinated by the beauty of Van Goghs works, and more recently I found myself being drawn towards sunflowers in an attraction to cheer myself up with their beauty.

But alas the cloud of lockdown swirls around overhead again dropping rain of dourness on all of our mental states.

I find it hard to feel energized mentally and fatigued at the thought of struggle involved to tread through the quagmire of a creative mind to produce good quality paintings that I know I can make. This state allowed me to birth this presented painting, it contains the beauty of nature and the sadness of mental condition.