150 Limited Edition giclee fine art prints available 15"x20"


This painting was completed in my room during another admission to the Bethlem Royal Hospital (Bedlam).  

Rumination is a conjuring trick of the threatened mind. It convinces you that a quantum of solace is possible through repetitive cognitive reasoning. The truth is it prevents you from wholeheartedly opening up to the difficult emotions that lay behind the theme in question.  Continually replaying images and thoughts in your mind in a forlorn hope to rewrite the past and shape the future, to avoid for example sadness, inhibits true compassion in holding your distress without judgement, warmth and wisdom.

Lustful rumination is based on an interlocking 12 sided shape.  I designed it in such a way that the shape is actually impossible in three dimensions, a trick, just like rumination.  The colour choices are deliberately lustful and reminiscent of Chanel lipsticks.  When overwhelmed with trauma and suffering it is entirely natural to ruminate about a better or perfect  life.  A perfect life with the perfect partner to share it with, the perfect job to identify yourself with, and money and power with no suffering; an impossibility.  In lustful rumination you can avoid life, suffering and all responsibility.  This lust can include jobs which you desperately want, or have had in the past and lost, and out-of-reach or forbidden relationships you yearn for whilst seeking safety, intimacy and love where your desires and needs are met and your wounds healed.
I wonder if your Lustful Ruminations are any different to mine?  


Lustful Ruminations - Signed Limited Edition Giclee Fine Art Print

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