Cell phones, a drink, games, maybe music, bright lights, dim corners, flickering screens, a napkin, melting ice cubes … so many distractions, how can we know what is real versus that which is numbing or fantasy?
Tottering between …
This painting attempts to capture the ways we totter between distractions and the interactions with our world. Typically we see distractions as negative, a diversion or interference. I believe that distractions can also help when in pain or unsettled, if used with intention versus without thought.
The struggle is to know when we are being intentional instead of becoming lost in avoidance. Maybe it as easy as stopping, looking up, listening (even if there is no sound) and being gentle with ourselves.