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Gregory Maskwa

"Things Could Be Worse(Self Portrait with Pain)"

"Things Could Be Worse (Self Portrait with Pain)" by Gregory Maskwa

Ontario, Canada

acrylic on masonite

40 inches long x 30 inches wide

This painting illustrates how my physical pain sometimes feels. As in a dream. All characters represent aspects of myself: Parts of me helping, dealing or hurting the crisis. It is a reflection on disassociation. Sometimes it is beneficial to take your mind away from the pain by guided meditation. The darker side of this is the fracturing of the identity or post traumatic stress disorder. Who really is in control? Mind or body?

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