The Shadow (in color)

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The light being is inside this labyrinth house of stairs and doorways looking for a glowing orb of hope and enlightenment, but no matter where he goes, there is a shadow on the roof that he isn't aware of. The shadow is in a mirror because it represents the essence … (read more)

The light being is inside this labyrinth house of stairs and doorways looking for a glowing orb of hope and enlightenment, but no matter where he goes, there is a shadow on the roof that he isn't aware of. The shadow is in a mirror because it represents the essence of what the light being thinks that he isn't, and the light being isn't looking into the mirror because he denies all of who he is in a false search for enlightenment. The second orb above the water that isn't glowing is only reflecting the environment around it - a visual explanation that people are not just their personality and physical body, but everything else as well. The light orb is above the reflective orb in the artwork because to the light being, enlightenment as an idea is of the higher self; he can't recognize what the reflective orb means because it involves the reflection of the shadow self, making him think that the environment around him is of the lower self and external to himself. In the story of the light being attempting to find enlightenment and the purpose of life, he will chase a false hope for a better tomorrow while not recognizing that the future that he wanted was the one he was already living.

The shadow is the unknown "dark side" of our personality — dark both because it predominantly consists of depreciated human emotions and impulses, and because, due to its unenlightened nature, it is completely obscured from consciousness. Whatever we deem evil, inferior, or unacceptable and deny in ourselves becomes part of the shadow, the counterpoint to what Carl Jung, a celebrated psychiatrist, called the persona or conscious ego-personality.

This is the second version of "The Shadow", the first version is white.

2021
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Comments

e_0_i_n
2021/05/06

I reckon this is my favourite of these mate!

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/05/06

Thank youuu, you have great art as well

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Necrofearfx
2021/04/29

Great piece Ankita never makes mistake with her choices :)

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/04/29

never

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Andrew Ling
2021/04/25

Beautiful.

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/04/25

Thank you thank you

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Shivansh Rawat
2021/04/24

Excellent work

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/04/25

I appreciate it 🔥

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Patric Ortmann
2021/04/24

Man this one is amazing!!!

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/04/24

🔥 Thank you!

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Beautiful artistic expression. I really like your writeups. It‘s wonderful to get the meaning behind a work.

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/04/24

I appreciate you saying that a lot. I've written 2 books, 1 of which is unpublished (maybe I'll publish it on here 👁️), so I like to include everything there is to know about the art. It's nice to see people noticing the description and not just the art.

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Ben
2021/04/24

🔥

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Nifty_gurl
(owner)
2021/04/24

Beyond amazing! So thoughtful and intriguing. You are the best!

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/04/24

Thank you for saying that Ankita! I'm really trying to bring more value than anyone else to the space, so I'm glad that people are really noticing

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hairofmedusa
2021/04/23

Goodddd

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/04/23

🙏🙏🙏

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Jarid Scott
2021/04/23

Damn I can't tell which one I like more.

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Kenny Flaten
(creator)
2021/04/23

Me neither, they're for different kinds of people is how I look at it

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