Stalled Painting; Case Study; Fortification Illusion
I've been working on this painting for a few days. Made some progress today but have stalled a bit at this stage. I think what it needs now is words but I am of two minds on this one. Despair vs religion. Originally it was to be a painting about the black hole of despair but the charcoal leaves kind of sent it in another direction. Here is the same painting in a brown scheme (graphic programs rock). Looks almost like an xray.
From a distance (i.e., looking at thumbnails) the painting looks like an eye peering out which of course takes it in another entirely different direction. Seems fitting since I am trying to resolve a visual aura I have had since 2001. Visit to a new neurologist today (old one moved away) and found out that I am a sort of well known case study (not me personally, just my visual aura). Kind of weird but I suppose there is some immortality in that. My visual aura is different from my migraine aura - it is on all the time - lots of static and swirlies and twirlies and green blob floating through occasionally with something playing in it and a giant folding on itself grid that shows up when I turn the lights off at night (the grid framework is blue - who knows?) after all the twinkly lights pop out. Seems to be no apparent reason for it. Have had a billion tests (closer to 30-40). Drew a photo for him of my migraine aura and apparently it is a classic fortification illusion. Well, there's something normal about me at last :-) Hooray!
Off to meditate - hopefully will be working on my GPS entry tomorrow if time permits. Happy Giraffe! Belinda