I thought it would be fun / interesting to share a painting you bought that you HAD to have .
I find it interesting to see what attracted you to it .
When I got sick , I had much comfort in a painting I saw once and took a picture of .
It reminded me of the Hanged Man archetype .
This figure , to me , is falling falling falling and even though he looks afraid , he’s not sticking out his arms to break the fall : he is like “ yup, this is going to hurt . And that’s that “.
Sometimes there’s nothing we can do to stop the hurt but see what is to come and accept and find ways to deal .
It helped me greatly .
Then my dad passed away and I decided to buy the painting .
Not much later , my brother and mom passed away too . I was so glad I had this painting . Art can really really affect the way we work through things , that way .
I recently bought a second painting from the same artist : it is a new day . A year later and I can see how life is for the living : that the deaths are emphasizing me being alive and that I can feel joy again at times .
Again: this work reminds me of that , daily .
Opening up to this new life .
The artist is Senad Alic . He came to the Netherlands from Bosnia Herzegovina. I love his work .