Sunday, March 27, 2011

Evil of Three: A Painting

We finally finished the painting that we'd been working on for weeks. Weeks, partially because we were out of canvas and waiting for an order so we could stretch some more, but also because our desire for finishing it waned; and knowing our self we could not move onto the next without finish this one, or we'd never complete it. We hate things unfinished.

The only thing that get's a second chance with us these days, and causes us to persevere, is something we see potential in. That was not this painting.

Not every piece has to come with a statement, like our most recent Saviour painting ; a masterpiece, in our opinion that will be hard to top, if only because it leapt from our fingertips inspired by passionate love, and the initial jolt of mental pain and secrets onto canvas, that had been harboring in our body for a lifetime.

We are using painting (and writing) as a therapeutic outlet; our second attempt at this, because last time all was lost. We've been through countless traditional therapy sessions over and over through the years; that doesn't work for everyone, it didn't for us. We think it's possible that therapy didn't work because the damage was so deep, so secret, so confusing, that we were never able to put into words what we needed to, to be able to understand or be understood. We can attempt now, and so we are, and we will; no matter the cost. We have half a lifetime left to live, theoretically, and we want it to be different, to be better. To be us.

Evil of Three
18 x 24
Acrylic on Canvas
To read the concentrated stories of our life; our therapeutic attempt at honesty and healing on the journey to being us, please refer to:
Addressing The Issue of Frank: The Origins, History and LIfe Story of Frank, from "Just Call Me Frank: One Womans Endeavour At Being Frank" 
 (this also contains artwork from our last attempt at healing, roughly 7 years ago, in addition to photography from the last few years, taken by The Other Girl, one that used to be part of us)

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