“‘Graceful’ Token” by Flower Blocks on Foundation
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✦ The Founding Mothers ✦ Women is the foundation of a family, a society, and even a nation, for that reasons we need to invest on women’s better education and health and give equal opportunities as men do. happy international women’s day © diela maharanie 2022

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Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in. Your holy place shall be untouched throughout the centuries: though with fire and sword it be burnt down & shattered. Yet an invisible house there stands, and shall stand until the fall of the Great Equinox… Another prophet shall arise, and bring fresh fever from the skies.

acrylic, oil pastel, latex paint, paper and marker on traditional canvas. “boys love daisy and girls hate roses.”

I used to have night terrors in my 20s, startled from sleep by the idea of death. When we are awake, our brain shields us from our mortal truth by refusing to link our self with it. Death is something that happens to others, not to us. Waking up too quickly for this primal mechanism to kick in left me to staring right at my own mortality. Things have gotten easier since then. The night terrors eventually wore off, but death keeps teasing me. It’s the bad joke at a party you’re trying to laugh off, but it follows you home and pesters you. The bittersweet ending to that long awaited holiday, the bad cherry on top of your cake. I keep asking myself. What to do when there’s no stopping a train you’re already on? And I keep telling myself. Hold on tightly, let go lightly. Hold on tightly, let go lightly. Hold on tightly, let go lightly.

There are certain memories that take me into that dark place which I’m slowly getting used to navigating, though it’s still easy to get lost in that mindscape. I go there because I realise that there are still a lot of things that I need to confront in that place. This series was originally meant to be a collection of self-portraits in times of deep melancholia. However, while working on it, I found myself thinking about the people that I know who have gone through their share of melancholy and started incorporating their stories into the portraits. This series evolved from a collection of self-portraits in melancholia into a series of portraits of melancholia being experienced collectively. As human beings we share this very special kind of existence where in the centre of everything that we yearn and build from lies a distinct kind of bittersweetness. That silent embrace of our mortality which we all share is what this series means to me. “The irony of man’s condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we must shrink from being fully alive.” – Ernest Becker || Created in Cinema 4d, Octane and Photoshop || 4960px x 7015px || Mark Constantine Inducil 2022

How far can our minds take us?

broke my brain doing mental gymnastics

Self-Portrait, 2022. Photography made with Hasselblad. 100% of this auction goes to Ukraine. 1/1 Genesis .jpg

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