Haunting Figure Drawing Gothic Moody Dark Shadow Crayon Wading Water Fog Fine Art Wander V
Clara Lieu, lithographic crayon on Dura-Lar. This drawing is from "Wading", a project that presents the most severe form of isolation as loneliness that is experienced when physically surrounded by other people. The presence of others is what can intensify the experience of loneliness for an individual. I visually portray loneliness as the experience of feeling unseen and unknown within a group.
"Beneath the social mask we wear every day,we have a hidden shadow side:an impulsive,wounded,sad,or isolated part that we generally try to ignore.The Shadow can be a source of emotional richness & vitality,& acknowledging it can be a pathway to healing & an authentic life.We meet our dark side,accept it for what it is,& we learn to use its powerful energies in productive ways.-"Romancing the Shadow," by Connie Zwieg, PhD.,& Steve Wolf, PhD.