'Speaking in Tongues' detail - Oil on aluminium panel 13" X 13"
I wanted to show a clearer detail shot of the painting. It's available at the Copro Gallery in the 'Conjoined 8' exhibition opening Jan' 20th
A poorly worded revelation:
Tonight, I was reminded of some of the happier moments in one of my last abusive relationships. It was difficult to face, but it got me thinking.
It's important to remember that there were some fantastic parts of the relationship. He was a lot of fun to be with. And a lot of the time, he made me feel like the most amazing person in the world. He could be the most amazing person in the world. But he isn't.
If I just demonized him, refuse to remember the good, and only focus on the abuse, then I feel stupid for loving him. I feel guilty for letting myself be in such a horrible situation.
It's hard to accept that an abusive relationship can feel incredibly wonderful at times. But that sliver of goodness is how the cycle of abuse continues, it's how the victim is brain washed, and that's why it's not my fault. .
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