the stuff of nightmares

so i was reading kurt brindley’s at art’s pointy end of the spear post questioning the artist’s role in times like these…to just art harder, more vigorously–or to art with purpose & message? i commented that my art falls flat when i try to do it with a message, so i hope that there is enough of my passion & my radical nature in me that they spill into my art and somehow my art has a message…if that makes sense.

today’s ink is an example of my congested psyche spilling onto my inked up page. i named it after the trump administration…the stuff of nightmares.

okay. so i don’t analyze my own art. not really. i mean i might see a significance in it, but i don’t go down deep with it. i actually switched to an art major from an english major because i got tired of being expected to break stories down and go over them with a fine tooth comb. fuck it. i just like to read. and i just like to look at art. i like to get a feeling from it. i like to feel the passion and emotion of the artist. that being said, i don’t really analyze my art.

however!

i do invite others to analyze it. as any of my therapists will tell you. i enjoy being analyzed. i was the fourth of six kids. i did not get a lot of attention from my parents. i am dying for attention (in a very cryptic way…cryptic attention, clandestine fame?) so i love for anyone to spend enough time thinking about me to analyze me.

this inking kind of creeps me out. the dragons in the sky…maybe it’s something that has haunted my dreams.

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Author: em4mighty

i'm a disaster at every type of relationship i enter into...except with my kids. i think i'm doing something right there...but it is difficult to tell sometimes, especially since i have a pretty crappy support system since support involves relationships. i am a pretty dark person with a weird sense of humor. i spend my non-mom time cooking, baking, planting, sprouting, experimenting, reading, writing, drawing, plotting, obsessing, and hiding. as a mom i am about as unconventional as i can get. i unschool my kids & give them a lot of freedom to be who they are. this does not help my popularity. but my kids are super cool. i love my kids.

1 thought on “the stuff of nightmares”

  1. I love it and dragons are protectors who are so beautiful they had to disappear because humans were jealous of their great beauty and killed them for it. If you have dragons you are in a good place. This drawing shows happy things to me…a faun releasing a lovely bird and dolphin saving a baby:) I like it.

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