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The meaning behind the painting.
When we think of the term ‘virtual reality’, we usually envision virtual reality headsets or
multi-projected environments, sometimes in combination with physical environments or
props, that generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations that simulate a user's
physical presence in a virtual or imaginary environment. However, this is not what I had in
mind when I painted my first four-panel piece in the series ‘Subconscious Mind’.
We all know that break-ups are not easy. Some of us get hit so hard that we fall into
pieces. This oil painting, painted on four different wooden panels, represents that difficulty.
Something that once was one whole image is now broken into pieces, and each piece is
drifting away from the other, creating a slight distortion of a previous romance. The grief
from the separation progresses through five different stages: denial, anger, bargaining,
depression, and acceptance.
Starting with a denial, we bend our reality to fit our comfort zone. We box ourselves up and
refuse to think outside that box. “This is not happening,” we think to ourselves, or “this is
just temporary and everything will get back to normal,” as we try to comfort ourselves. We
become floating boxes that possess our own personal space without interfering with each
other. We are there, we see each other, but we are too closed off. Time goes by and
without realizing it, things seem to get worse rather than suit the “reality” of our imagination
based on our denial. We get frustrated and angry with our partner and/or ourselves. We
become that red fire ball, cracking with agony, ready to burst into flames, burning
everything in our way. When we realize that this is not working, we turn to bargaining,
trying to fix things, find common ground or a solution. This is represented by two red,
leafless vines that are close, yet never seem to align. Some of us give up very soon.
Others keep trying and trying, but at the end, after numerous of unsuccessful attempts, we
fall into depression; a very dark, cold, hopeless and lonely place, represented by the dark
blue background. If we are lucky, we get out of that place and move to the acceptance.
This is where we are ready to move on and think of our future. Different types of tubes that
are coming from the fire ball are the ideas, different routes that we can choose from as we
are trying to make our next step. The checker pattern shows an analytical mind that has
the ability to visualize, articulate, conceptualize or solve both complex and uncomplicated
problems by making decisions that are sensible given the available information. We are
entering the unknown and our choice can bring us different results depending on which
path we decide to follow next.