Transformation is often more about unlearning than learning.
This piece is called Cornered
Painters had to grind up the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli in order to make ultramarine, the deep blue pigment that is the hallmark of many Renaissance paintings. The name comes from the Latin ultramarinus, meaning “beyond the sea”, because the stones were imported from mines in Afghanistan by Italian traders in the 14th and 15th century. Ultramarine was so expensive that some paintings were never finished because the painter couldn’t afford to buy more pigment! Even Michelangelo couldn’t afford it and Raphael used it only for a top coat.
Ironic process theory or the white bear problem refers to the psychological process whereby deliberate attempts to suppress certain thoughts make them more likely to surface.
“Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Winter Notes on Summer Impressions
Trying real hard to NOT see the creepy face in the upper right corner.
You’re welcome 🙃😜
“Faced with blue”