View Full Version : Insanity is in the eye of the beholder

Hairy wolf
09-22-2015, 02:33 AM
Mixed media on paper, 20"X15"


09-22-2015, 08:57 AM
One of the most haunting songs has a great line....
"the insane locked up in themselves"
I immediately thought of this song when I saw this painting


excellent painting


09-22-2015, 03:48 PM
buried by gray glaze, scratches covering the face, eyes eaten away by the pupil... love the cat's ears.

Very haunting.

Music-wise, the songs I have in mind is not Joe Diffie, though... "The medication is wearing off" by the Eels maybe.

09-22-2015, 05:11 PM
As someone who has a good but now distant friend with a very debilitating mental illness, I can relate to this image very much. The "blunted aspect" of some people dealing with these terrible illnesses is really well represented here. Did you have a model for this one?

Seriously great job. Made me cringe a bit, feeling guilty for not seeing my old bud for quite some time. Thanks for the reminder.

09-22-2015, 05:31 PM
Oh my. A distressing image. Very powerful!

09-22-2015, 07:20 PM
Almost all my friends are on a continuum of mental illnesses, from occasional returns for 10 day stays back "home" to trying to adjust to bipolar episodes. I just seem to be more comfortable with folks like myself.

crazy artists and the like, but we still seem to have all of ears....so far....

09-22-2015, 08:24 PM

but we still seem to have all of ears....so far....

Hairy wolf
09-23-2015, 12:21 AM
Yup, just had a look in the mirror. Still there.

09-23-2015, 01:09 AM
very good
this paiting is truth

09-23-2015, 07:10 AM
Ophelia..this bit of milky color on the nose bridge and over the bottom gives the feeling of a face emerging from the water. Great piece

Hairy wolf
09-26-2015, 12:57 AM
Such interesting observations. Such enlightening discussion. Thank you so much, one n' all!

09-26-2015, 04:36 AM
You capture emotions so well, very sad. Great work!

09-26-2015, 06:15 AM
Very interesting and makes you think.