The pandemic and my unconscious mind

I’ve been doing these drawings starting with a swoop of a few blobs of paint with a large paintbrush.

My daughter doesn’t really pay much attention to my artwork. She looked at this one and said “this is our family”. Me, husband, daughter and daughter’s dog…I did not do this intentionally.

Where did this come from? The figures: a Keith Haring rip-off. The swoop I’ve been doing I copied from a TikTok artist (it is a lot of fun to do). But the content came purely from my unconscious mind. I’m sure of it.

There is so much terrifying stuff going on-not to me personally, but in the world, and everyone is affected. A generation of kids-especially the really young ones-are missing out on the beauty of going to school. Fires raging in our country and on the island of Lesbos, displacing thousands of people. I am pretty old but I wonder: will it be okay?

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19 responses to “The pandemic and my unconscious mind”

  1. Claudia McGill says :

    I love the little environment you have created for your loved ones in your picture. I also wonder if it will be all right. I am not sure.

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  2. msjadeli says :

    That definitely looks like a womb.

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  3. D. Wallace Peach says :

    It’s a strange time. Apocalyptic in so many ways. I love that your family is “dancing” in the safe place 🙂

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  4. davisbrotherlylove says :

    Great image, Nina. It reminds me of a cross section of a gyrus (one of the folds of the cerebral cortex) within the brain. Haring and Basquiat also come to mind.
    Best regards, and stay safe.
    Jack

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  5. memadtwo says :

    It does seem like a womb. Very evocative. I like that everyone is dancing. (K)

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  6. missb says :

    It looks like your personal bubble, safe in a womb/cocoon amidst the chaos surrounding it.

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  7. Dave Whatt says :

    Whoa!… Love it!…

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  8. Bela Johnson says :

    Yes, unsettling times, for sure. Even though we are now more removed from the collective, we are still feeling the unsettling energies, stronger from time to time. What will come of it all remains largely mysterious. We are creating a new human mythology as we breathe, and we are ever mindful that we don’t want to participate in a fearful world. It’s a choice that requires dedication and attention, like any other. Blessings.

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  9. memadtwo says :

    Blessings to you too, and thank you for your thoughtful comment. The future is looking quite mysterious but maybe we’ll come out better humans at the end. N.

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  10. Léa says :

    We could get Freudian, the lines encasing the family do resemble a uterus…

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