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“The Last Supper” (2016)


“THE LAST SUPPER”

“The Night I Set My Hair On Fire” (2016) 

“The Night I Set My Hair On Fire – The Fourth Night”

“THE FOURTH NIGHT”

The Night I Set My Hair On Fire (Watercolor) Work In Progress … ATHENS, Greece, 2016)

Shall I Paint? Or shall I not?

Unfinished. Untitled. Watercolor.  

 

Van Gogh Syndrome

Won’t be long before artists become yet another diagnostic pickle for the next Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM). Apparently, Psychiatry has been feeding on Art for some time, which is hardly a surprise,

 But still …

I recently learned that when an artist focuses on a certain physical feature(s) this is no longer merely Art, but yet another diagnosis (DIssociative Identity something) through which Psychiatry de-humanizes the Creative Spirit into mere Pathology.  

Thus, as a writer and an artist, I feel compelled to help provide a palatable title for this diagnosis, and encourage the committee which sits around, thinking up ways to crush the Human Spirit until there is none left – Van Gogh Syndrome – for surely Van Gogh would more than meet the criteria essential to keep psychobabble alive and kicking!

I also humbly submit a few pieces to illustrate this pathology. 

 Eyes  

Eyes

  

And More Eyes