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Passing By

Passing By

This drawing using red chalk pencil on paper is of a woman whose origins and story is up to the viewer. She may be in hard labour, or may be looking at something happening in front of her that saddens her. The hardness of life behind her eyes is evident, but where is she now is up to what the viewer wants to interpret it as. The light coming from the sun was an important feature in this drawing, besides the various folds of the clothes, the light shines so that she is lit maximally without changing her features. The photograph shows some very light sepia tones around her face to the right, but on the original it blends with the background well.
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Open Your Mind to Your Inner Self

That is what I try to show in many of my works, for the viewers to be able to open themselves to the world they are seeing in the painting or drawing or sculpture. To open their minds to relate their feelings inside and not be afraid to be open to them – a fairy tale approach when you are an adult, a heartbreak, a possible mirror of your feelings that you do not want to admit to. Somehow, it is looked down upon the people who still see the world in beautiful colors as they grow up. But why?! Better question is, by who? The society, the people who had to close their eyes to the colors around and to the magic that they once had when they were children, no matter the childhood experience, they wanted magic or at least the possibility of it.

ImageThe image I have included in this post is a pencil drawing I recently did which can eb viewed on: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/heart-rate-ruslana-lev.html

It is called Heart Rate. A detailed description of it can be seen in the description column on the website I’ve given above. It is an example of having the viewer to open their mind and feel what this person depicted is feeling, to indulge themselves in this experience and, therefore, to be able to experience it with them and be one more step to understanding humanity and human nature that we try s hard to repress within us.