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Magali Lenarczak
10-24-2015, 06:00 PM
This turns out to be about mind illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia etc...the black on the throat chakra symbolizes the loss of voice as well as the yellow on the mouth the lack of communication.
I wonder about the composition... maybe on the left the white stripes taking your eyes off the picture? Does it work for you?


10-24-2015, 06:26 PM
It works for me! Lovely colours and textures, lots to look at without feeling too busy.

Magali Lenarczak
10-24-2015, 06:58 PM
Thank you Sarah, most appreciated.

Magali Lenarczak
10-24-2015, 07:01 PM
Oops! I forgot to mention it is watercolor on yupo.
Measures 14x11

10-24-2015, 08:18 PM
too many puzzles. they aggravate the picture, one green would be enough.
plus without your explanation, I would not have understood your idea.
In terms of technique and colors I like everything.

By the way, I've seen a similar idea. painted by Mark Tedin in 1995

here (https://www.google.ru/search?q=memory+lapse&newwindow=1&biw=1600&bih=786&site=webhp&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMIpbf00KncyAIVAvNyCh1agQ-m#newwindow=1&tbm=isch&q=memory+lapse+mark+tedin)

So your idea is not obvious to me. And for me it is not working.
But by itself the picture is very good, only a little too overloaded by apparent puzzles.

Magali Lenarczak
10-24-2015, 10:30 PM
Thank you Alexanderdze, that helps very much!

10-24-2015, 10:51 PM
I like it! No pun intended but I could puzzle over this one for days, kudos

10-25-2015, 10:29 AM
Very nice, Magz. Having watched both my mother and mother-in-law suffer with dementia, it's meaningful to me on a personal level. My mother was so frustrated with the loss of communication and would make up her own words when her brain was not cooperating. It is a puzzle and I hope research will give us some effective treatments in the future.

The only suggestion I have would be to mute the brightness of a couple of the puzzle pieces in the foreground so that the greatest contrast and draw for the eye is the face.


10-25-2015, 02:00 PM
works for me on every level. I might think about darkening that one blue jigsaw puzzle piece, but not too much either. Nice pice full of interest.

10-25-2015, 04:04 PM
199% agree with Bev
art often is representative of only the thoughts of the artist
and sometimes even I do no recall what marks made "meant"
and some art is universally instantly understood

anyd sumtyms nutting maykes no sense wutebber
lake a reednick tawkin toa damn Yanckey


Magali Lenarczak
10-26-2015, 01:49 AM
Thank you everyone for your input! I cannot tell you how much it is appreciated.
Janinco, I am sorry to hear this... I am very touched you shared these memories with us.
I will darkened/mute the blue piece and see.

Hairy wolf
10-26-2015, 04:44 PM
This is excellent.

10-26-2015, 04:51 PM
I think it is lovely, just as it is.

11-03-2015, 10:50 AM
found it. Yes. I'm giving a talk on the difference between decorative art and fine art and I would like to use this piece. Your permission?

Magali Lenarczak
11-03-2015, 11:12 AM
Hi Bevahlee,

You have my permission!
I am honoured to have this piece shown! I wish I was in your area and listen in to the talk....

Thank you,