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Child of Darkness
       
     
Consumer, Consumed, Consumed, Consumed...
       
     
Odysseus
       
     
Walls of Fear
       
     
Blocked
       
     
Birth of Adam
       
     
Astronaut
       
     
Snare
       
     
Ship of Fools
       
     
Man of Letters
       
     
The Committee
       
     
The Double
       
     
The Committee Men
       
     
The Game
       
     
Saja's Secret
       
     
Kiss # 1, Kiss # 2
       
     
Obsessed With Love
       
     
Hyperbolic Bride
       
     
Apparition
       
     
The Rape of the Rose
       
     
Nowhere to Hide
       
     
Eye-Dentity
       
     
Crucifiction-Crucifixion
       
     
Crucifiction-Crucifixion
       
     
Vestigial Being
       
     
Wind-Up
       
     
Blocked
       
     
Through the Hole
       
     
Winner Take All
       
     
Love Triangle
       
     
Manuel with Bird
       
     
Shadow Play
       
     
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Child of Darkness
       
     
Child of Darkness

Trauma/Stress

This is Gorski's son. The child's mouth is highlighted but is silent. He is unable to communicate because heis autistic. His face is obscured by darkness and uncetainty of his feelings.

Consumer, Consumed, Consumed, Consumed...
       
     
Consumer, Consumed, Consumed, Consumed...

Role Assumption. Defense.

The closed mouths burst open. The anger generates projection of the anger as the person is afraid of others' anger, the consumer is afraid of being consumed. One angry behavior generates endless reverberations of one's anger haunting one's unconscious.

 

Odysseus
       
     
Odysseus

Anticipated Role Reversal. Anxiety.

The screaming person feels anxious and blocked. The explorer, Odysseus the space traveler, feels trapped. He has many instruments but he is blind. He is driving a vehicle but he is barred. He fears he is a prisoner.

Walls of Fear
       
     
Walls of Fear

Counterphobic Role Assumption. Defense.

The mouths gradually open up. We see the evolution without screaming and without fears, with almost a smile.

Blocked
       
     
Blocked

Role Reversal.

Man becomes dehumanized. He is is reduced to a machine comprised of switches, connections, and data storage.The paradox is in the stripe stating 'do not bend, twist, or mutilate'.

Birth of Adam
       
     
Birth of Adam

Compromise Role Assumption.

Man is finally emerging from oppression; clarity is achieved in thought, and soon, voice. The colors are muted and gentle; the transformation is nearly completed. Thought is implied visually to be the tip of the iceberg; life has changed, and it is calm and serene.

Astronaut
       
     
Astronaut

Stress. Role Oppression.

Man trapped in his armor.

Snare
       
     
Snare

Response. Role Assumption.

Man reaching beyond.

Ship of Fools
       
     
Ship of Fools

Response. Role Assumption # 2.

A wholesome thrust to emerge beyond the snare.

Man of Letters
       
     
Man of Letters

Anxiety. Anticipated Role Reversal.

Fears of being ensnared.

The Committee
       
     
The Committee

Defense. Counterphobic Role Assumption.

Eyes and gestures speak louder than words.

 

The Double
       
     
The Double

Role Reversal.

The inner man emerging, identity formation.

The Committee Men
       
     
The Committee Men

Compromise. Compromise Role Assumption.

The men are less threatening, have true identities.

The Game
       
     
The Game

Compromise. Compromise Role Assumption #2.

Political compromise is completed.

Saja's Secret
       
     
Saja's Secret

Role Oppression.

The forbidden kiss.

Kiss # 1, Kiss # 2
       
     
Kiss # 1, Kiss # 2

Response. Role Assumption.

Surrender into Passion.

Obsessed With Love
       
     
Obsessed With Love

Response. Role Assumption.

 

The mouth and kiss become the sole object of interest.

Hyperbolic Bride
       
     
Hyperbolic Bride

Anxiety. Anticipated Role Reversal.

The passionate kiss finds its target, a sexual fantasy. The kiss, the breasts, the flower, a rose...The objects of affection are forbidden. The mouth and breasts get concealed by circles of inhibitions. The rose remains exposed. Our hero is afraid of losing control.  

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Apparition

Anxiety. Anticipated Role Reversal.

The tension builds up the closer one is to temptation. The person does not trust himself; he becomes self conscious.

The Rape of the Rose
       
     
The Rape of the Rose

Defense. Counterphobic Role Assumption.

The body violates the soul.

Nowhere to Hide
       
     
Nowhere to Hide

Role Reversal.

Feeling overwhelmed with guilt.

Eye-Dentity
       
     
Eye-Dentity

Compromise Role Assumption.

The safest love; surrendering to the cross.

Crucifiction-Crucifixion
       
     
Crucifiction-Crucifixion

Compromise Role Assumption.

Perfect interaction of passion and innocence.

Crucifiction-Crucifixion
       
     
Crucifiction-Crucifixion

Compromise Role Assumption.

Perfect interaction of passion and innocence.

Vestigial Being
       
     
Vestigial Being

Trauma. Role Oppression.

The Crucifix is tranformed into the sacrificial Mexican Athlete. Mexican athletes were asked to perform at and beyond their potential physical abilities, sacrificing health and safety for the good of the team and nation.

Wind-Up
       
     
Wind-Up

Response. Role Assumption.

Pure athletic aggression; free of conflict. Powerful, determined, parallel lines and complementary colors indicate focus and skill.

Blocked
       
     
Blocked

Anxiety. Anticipated Role Reversal.

The person as an athlete fears losing his identity by becoming a uniform with a number. He feels trapped and closed in overwhelmed by other dehumanized figures.

Through the Hole
       
     
Through the Hole

Defense. Counterphobic Role Assumption.

Man is obsessed with victory and steps over other people; breaks through the trapped anxiety to become self.

Winner Take All
       
     
Winner Take All

Outcome. Role reversal.

Triumph or illusion; success is reached, beauty is achieved. Rocky Balboa and Mona Lisa, figures of beauty and ultimate status, appear to be happy. The helmet on Rocky's head, however, shows his inability to communicate his true desire for love, not appearance; his voice is silenced.

Love Triangle
       
     
Love Triangle

Compromise.

The illusion of a kiss. The painting also has a faux frame. The entire context of the viewing experience is illusary; unreal. It is removed from reality, an appropriate resolution to the overwhelming stress of the Vestigial Being.

Manuel with Bird
       
     
Manuel with Bird

Compromise. Compromise Role Assumption.

Life is a world of illusions. The blue bird, the bird of happiness, this unfortunate person has in his hand is actually on his T shirt.

Shadow Play
       
     
Shadow Play

Compromise.

The artist is creating his world, painting himself not as a true representation, but as a shadow; referencing Plato's Allegory of the Cave, in which reality is not as it seems. The shadow is living in the "real world," but the direction of the sun makes it apparent that the real world is nothing but illusion.