Our Other Self

Oil, acrylic, pencil on canvas – 36″ x 48″ / 2010

You are the house that haunts its self, the ghost of fight or flight.  – Gregory Crosby

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of others.

-Carl Jung

In this piece I have painted a man struggling against his darker self as represented by the raven. It is our own selves that we often times resist and hurt the most, because we don’t understand that what we are made up of is both light and dark. When we can successfully integrate the two that is when true peace is achieved.