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PTSD by F. Magdalene Austin

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A little about this painting…….
The eyes show me looking out from a chaotic landscape. In the landscape are bright, vivid colors which expresses how raw my nerves are and how sensitive they are to stimulation around me. With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder I see every movement and hear every sound.

One of the most significant parts of this painting is the third eye. One might think of mystical symbolism but the eye is placed as a barrier between me and the person I’m speaking with. That eye “watches” for signs of threat which would then cue me to kick into survival mode and talk my way out of danger. This is something I learned when I needed to learn it but it does not serve me well now. The “third eye” therefore represents hesitation, mistrust and falsified ease.

Last but not least there are several stunted trees and several outlines of eyes growing from flower branches. You will see lighting, flowing rivers, rolling hills and mist all coming together to form the painting “PTSD”.

Thank you for looking,
F. Magdalene
Sundrip.com

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healing, lightening, ptsd, sunflowers, survival, third eye

Comments

  • Ann  Palframan
    Ann Palframanover 5 years ago

    Great work, this is amazing:-)

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    Austin ive been there and still frequent , thank u this speaks to me and i see what u see but in my own way , i knew we were joined somehow ………..and it strength that sees us through .. nice to see u posting again…………
    hugz bev

  • Leon A.  Walker
    Leon A. Walkerover 5 years ago

    Incredible work!!! Just magnificent!!!

  • ShadowDancer
    ShadowDancerover 5 years ago

    Wow, this is incredible, I love the symbolism and ‘fluid chaos’.. you’re so gifted!

  • Ted Byrne
    Ted Byrneover 5 years ago

    You walk along the line between seeing and perception. They are different things but to most of us seem to be the same as they unite in our conclusions. Instead, here you separate them presenting a visual which may be perceived through your lens or through that of any of your visitors’. The result is a powerful trip through the plane and into a whole world of imagination, feeling and thoughts Magdalene. Wonderfully conceived.

  • Shelleymay
    Shelleymayover 5 years ago

    Stunning work, the colour, the composition, the dialogue, it is a moving piece, thank you for sharing it with us.

  • shellylady
    shellyladyover 5 years ago

    I"d love to capture the beauty of my kids and paint like you this is truely very talented love it!!!!!

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    WOW- thats stunning x

  • athex
    athexover 5 years ago

    Another wonderful work

  • helene
    heleneover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work!

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