Visually insipred by the works of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
02/10/1010 – Sharpie pen on A4 paper, coloured in Photoshop
blemish distortions doubt dr seuss fear judgement magnification spot thoughts
lol!. this reminds me of the jerry seinfeld episode. the cashmere sweater one :).
Great series Matt. I wonder if the little black spot is so powerful because it is linking to giant issues in society that you are picking up on. For most of my life I have at various times felt so heavy for no apparent reason. These days with all the writing I do I am coming to realise how distant from heart and awareness the world is. Think that hyper sensitives are sensing this and that it is a big contributing factor in any black spots we encounter.
Hey Tony,Thanks heaps for your thoughts :)I’m not sure but maybe I was too ambiguous with this? On the other hand I think it’s cool that people can read their own experiences into it. I think many of us have black spots that play on our minds and they can manifest their way into people’s lives in many different forms. For me this series is based on perceptions from a personal perspective rather than how external sources impact on feelings. The blacks spots I’m reflecting on here are ones that Ive created. (Everything I do has a black spot/blemish/negative aspect). On the first image there is a huge wall of a lovely blue hue yet all the guy notices is the tiny spot. The magnifying glass is significant as well as the extension stick… He is really going out of his way to find the spot. He doesn’t consciously mean to do this… it’s just something that he does. A lifetime of personal experiences have conditioned him to react this way. The ‘D’ on the little fella represents his greatest demon… “Doubt”
I think there is more to this series than at first appears to be ……….. apologizies if I am incorrect however.
thanks for the comment .. I think you are right ;)
i can not word it better than tony matt, during meditation my spot a spot is very hard to get away from. I have had a hole punched in my ego lately making it easier to realize it doesnt matter, but im sure the spot will sneak back in , so sure ,, opp there it is, and then gone . , Thank you mat for bringing and making it simple.t
hi thomas. Thanks for commenting on this one… I guess it’s not popular but this series really means a lot to me. Writing & expressing is really hard as Im always scared of making a mistake [fear of judgement] but i think whenever I do I learnt something from it. I keep thinking on this series and what it means. I guess it’s about step 1 and recognising the existence of the black spot. Now its up to me to work on searching for the source of it.
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