Friday, June 23, 2006

Elsewhere

Elsewhere by David R. Darrow 5" x 7" (12.7cm x 17.78cm)
Oil on Panel Not For Sale Private Collection

About This Painting

Where is she right now?

I believe that when we die we actually just relocate. Who we really are does not remain, but moves out of the 'house' we have occupied fror a lifetime. Who we are is our spirit, soul and mind.

'Who we are' is trapped inside this body.

Our mind, among those three aspects of our real self, seems the least limited in venturing out. A person's mind can take them to other places. They can do so as a matter of will, or entirely by accident. A turn of the head, refocusing on the movie screen of the mind's eye, and they are gone.

Sometimes you can see in their eyes: they are not here right now. They are deep in thought, or daydreaming, or caught up in turmoil or worry, or recalling a happier time, a fond memory, a dream or a wish. All that is certain and knowable from the outside, is that they are not present. And, from a distance, no amount of wishing or wanting can bring them back.

I caught her in one of her many moments. This painting is my answer to the question "Where is she right now?"

Elsewhere.


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1 comment:

Anita said...

I am inspired by the daily painting scene and would love to have a go at this - I need to be more disciplined in my approach. This is a super portrait - I love the lighting!