A way way back I wrote about a concept I got working on for new art project, of which takes a giant leap away from what I was usually doing. Based upon Freud’s theory of the unconscious and the three areas of the human mind-ID, EGO, and SUPEREGO- I created characters that personifies these three areas of the psyche, and then some more. Of course it was a bit difficult at first trying to figure out exactly these little beings will play on their roles. After writing out draft after draft and researching on the relevant topics, here I will share the latest statement around my concept. I assure you this won’t be the final, it will likely go through another rewrite or two. But for now I think this is pretty close to what I want to address.
If you let the voices inside your head take over your body for one day, what would they do?
One would seek to satisfy its insatiable carnal pleasures with no regard to their own safety or whatever consequences that may befall them.
Another would choose safety over risks, often ending up in a reclusive state and wallow in sorrow and self pity caused by self.
Still another will find value in whatever they perceive and will fight tooth to nail to protect it, even if it means resorting to violent force.
Yet another will settle down being resigned to whatever predicament may befall them, then calmly seek ways to cope with the outcome.
These are the voices that live in your head and mine, keeping you steady on your toes or wreaking havoc.
I know what you are thinking. It doesn’t feel finished. That’s because it is unfinished. There are times I don’t know how to end things. And as I had said, this is not really the final draft and likely to get changed. But then, isn’t that how it always is with art, or even life? Nothing is finished, or complete while you are living. That probably doesn’t sound right, but as long as you have the capability to think about something on regular basis, it kind of makes sense, right?
At least though I may have gotten the main point across. Maybe later I will come back and polish it some more. I have produced few art pieces and currently trying to put together supplemental contents (“trying” cause, you know, Life happens). I will be sure to document that progress here and soon start posting some art. I welcome your thoughts and suggestions as well, some inputs from third parties can be of big help.
Until next time, stay safe, and enjoy your Turkey weekend!