Friday, September 4, 2015

Trapped



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  1. someone will soon come to free her...

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  2. I've enjoyed wondering what this drawing could mean for you. Would you be comfortable with telling us?...

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    1. Stress I guess...stress to always look pretty but always still feel trapped.
      The main reason I drew this was mostly based on relationships...be it with lovers,family or even with people you work with...the constant stress to always look perfect and happy doesn't necessarily mean you truly are what you are portraying to the outside world.
      I drew this based on wondering if I was truly happy....was I smiling because I wanted to show others I am okay or was I genuinely okay?Am I doing this show for others and if so why I am lying to myself? And it's mentally exhausting if you think about it....makes you feel eventually to fade away.

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    2. I think I understand what you mean. It takes a certain selflessness or suppression of self and personal preferences in order to pay attention to what makes other people happy. It seems like a strange by-product of being confined to a physical body and having to maintain it and having to connect with yet respect the separateness of other people's the ideas and feelings their physical bodies contain. I think that most of us sense that we weren't born just to perform for others, but that there's a sort of solitary, spiritual plane that we can tap into and want to tap into. It's really hard sometimes to consistently maintain a sense of excellence in our relationships. It's really tough getting through phases like that. I think that writing and drawing and talking about it helps though. :)

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    3. Couldnt have word it better...you nailed it as I expected you would! <3

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