“All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.” Otto Dix
As I was swirling the fingerpaints around on the paper, I was reminded of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “A Descent into the Maelstrom,” the story of a man who survived a shipwreck and a powerful whirlpool.
And since butterflies are considered symbols of life and the soul, I felt they’d make a nice counterbalance to the chaos.
I’m enjoying the very tactile nature of fingerpaints…actually feeling the paint as it goes on the paper…moving it around to create an emotion, very enjoyable!!!
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