ink on paper work “Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid – The Sorrow” has been chosen to appear on the pages of upcoming art book entitled “Expressions, A Collection of Art” from Art Impressions Publishing, Inc. They have included over 100 images that are believed to be most thought provoking works they have seen. Here is a screenshot of what the page supposed to look like. This work got page number 51 it seems.
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.
The 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.