‘Liminal’ by p.a. morbid, Devil Mask, ‘Out and About’ Series on Canvas Boards

Congratulations to my husband and partner in artistic crime- p.a. morbid! He has his first solo exhibition ‘Liminal’ upstairs in the Python Gallery. His paintings are spontaneous, emotive and unpretentious– truly from the heart, gut and his twisted soul. It will be up for the rest of the year, so go see it if you can- here’s a link to the opening event, which was yesterday, but you can find the gallery address there: https://www.facebook.com/events/1285107238179843/.  Here are a few teaser photos, but I shall not give too much away.

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Happy Halloween everybody! I made a devil mask in honour of this holiday. When I say devil, I am not referring to Satan, but the devil archetype- the shadow side of our consciousness and that which we try to hide in secret and which we repress, sometimes for good reason. The mask looks a bit crude and I covered it in red sequins. The nose is large and he has sharp teeth and gold tipped horns.

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Last but not least, I finished some paintings from my ‘Out and About’ series that will be featured on the Etsy shop soon (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/robotladypowerart). They were made with acrylic paint on 7″ x 5″ (17.77cm x 12.7cm) canvas board and will sell for £20 pounds each, plus shiping and handling.

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Death Out and About: Deep Space
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Death Out and About: Utah’s Reflection Canyon
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Robot Lilliput Out and About: Hoodoos in Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park

 

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Keeping Optimism Alive in the Era of Trump, Brexit, Ecocide and Narcissism

What interesting times we live in!

What can I say?

I have debated with and unfollowed people on Facebook. I have watched YouTube videos about narcissistic personality disorder and an analysis of narcissism in The Era of Trump from the perspective of depth psychologists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMGWJUTeiPE

I have enjoyed an interview on The Young Turks with John Cusack- who knew he was such a righteous dude? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c47vpCMjj48

The last straw this weekend was an interview with Chris Hedges on confronting the signs of a society in decline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lWJluRA2XY  He is a brilliant and intelligent man who was a war correspondent for 20 years. But after this interview, I felt like slashing my wrists- what’s the point? We’re all doomed apparently.  It was nearly as depressing as the U.S. presidential debates.  I just can’t go there anymore and am glad I never had children.

So, I have come to this conclusion that too much is out of my control, so I am going to enjoy life the best I can and embrace suffering. I will express my anger in healthy ways. I will avoid doomsday scenarios. I will take time to unplug from mass consciousness.

I want to share some older works I found today while cleaning out my tiny, tiny studio.

Big hug,

ML

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