Do you know who Dusty Springfield was? A British singer and record producer (1939-1999). Her style and husky voice emulated the Motown sounds.
I saw a photo of hers with a hairdo that looked like a gigantic mountain of hair and from there my imagination went to create what you see here. After I created the composition, I thought "ha! this is crazy!
That lead to the title because Moyano is a famous neuropsychiatric hospital for women located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The brick wall was essential for this composition because of the many expressions associated with loosing one's mind and hitting the head against the wall.
About the painting.
Title: Moyano Heads
Medium: Acrylic paint
Surface: Acid free paper.
$550 Free shipping in the USA.
The third chapter of the Dhammapada talks about the mind and the harm that a restless and untrained mind can cause to oneself and others. This chapter can be paired with the eightfold path right concentration which is all about meditation. It is in meditation when we tamed our minds.
I selected these two verses to ponder about the mind:
"The restless, agitated mind,
hard to protect, hard to control,
The sage makes straight,
As a fletcher the shaft of an arrow.
Whatever an enemy may do to an enemy,
Or haters, one to another,
Far worse is the harm
From one' own wrongly directed mind."
in meditation, we practice that when a thought enters the mind, we acknowledge it and move on by focusing the attention again on the breathing rhythm. This same concept of acknowledging and moving on must be applied to situation when someone says something that bother us.
You can acknowledge the discomfort and in a soft tone let the other person know that whatever the person said or did has caused you discomfort. Once said, you must move on rather than letting the mind ruminate on how you are going to get even, etc.
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JULY 18-24 - Abstract Paintings Online Exhibition
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