Greek Mythos Series 7 : Narcissus

narcissus

 

You might be familiar with the term, “narcissism.” We humans have a knack for being ‘full of it,’ selfish and harboring beliefs that the world revolves around the self. And the social network only makes it worse, it feeds our insatiable needs to show off ourselves. Look at Paris Hilton, the Kardashians, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus…the only thing they really contribute to the welfare of our society is their spoiled egos, hogging every tweet of Twitter, every pages of the Enquirer, every second of Youtube and Entertainment Tonight. and sadly the public cannot get enough of them (but I am plain sick of them).

Now where to word come from? It comes from the ill-fated story of a beautiful lad called Narcissus who broke many hearts, even the gods, then one day he sees his own reflection on a lake and he falls in love with it, HIMSELF. He is so absorbed in his own reflection that as story goes he dies there on that lake still staring down at himself, and later transform into a beautiful daffodil-like flower that faces downward bearing his name now synonymous with egocentricism and self-centered ness. Of course I’m not saying don’t love thyself, just don’t always stare at yourself in the mirror (of the lake) and, well, I rather not say, it’s too disturbing… ^^;;;

Published by theartistaslisalee

Lisa Lee is an artist and writer based in Southern California. She was educated at Cal State University Long Beach where she received her BFA in Illustration, and originally focused her career goal in animation and/or comic books. After eight years freelancing on various projects from web graphics to concept art she now devotes full time to painting and drawing as well as writing and producing graphic novels. She combines her past experiences in animation and graphic art with the elements of modern masters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Keith Haring. Much of her style revolves around Expressionism and Pop Art, and she treats each piece independently of one another; in short, she uses different styles and techniques for different subject matters. Her interests spans a wide array, from social and political issues, popular culture, movies, history, mythology, and her own personal experiences. She tends to shift back and forth between the light and the dark side; her work will often reflect her mood. When not associating herself with art Lisa enjoys movies, listening to music, driving around aimlessly, and occasionally dabbles on weird hobbies such as cooking, jewelrymaking, and picking weeds.

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