the weed

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Stephen McLaren

Dalmeny, United Kingdom

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Small 8.0" x 10.7"
Medium 12.0" x 16.0"
Large 16.0" x 21.4"
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ink pen and acrylic on heavy cartridge paper 2001
20cm x 15cm
This drawing was me trying to release the anxiety and helplessness of life threatening illness.
I felt like my life was stuck in concrete when I had to recover from ulcerative colitis.. and often the concrete that held me was itself drifting towards and down a waterfall!
With Celtic art still a massive influence despite my three years of illness, this self portrait shows a man reduced to fighting angrily with a flower. I think I was angry at everything for a while!
I also see a man walking harmlessly along but he becomes entangled with a strange plant that tries to stop him in his tracks.
Nearly ten years on and the weed-killer survived!!

On the date 27th April 2011, this image had received 598 views. Thankyou to everyone for looking!!

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