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Surreal Neutrophils

This is totally out of my head, done alla prima in 6 hours during a very bad time for me and my boyfriend. I'm documenting it here as it's a way for me to remember the journey, and the progress from dark to colour.

My soundtrack was this: https://youtu.be/sWfZYeu3--w


The beginning of this was quite dark, the idea was there, but the mood was bad...


Now we're talking some colours!


And here came the most difficult one, the lonely tree pulling the colours out of my moods:


And then the neutrophils appeared:



Here's the symbolism behind this painting:


The long road uphill is my boyfriend's long road to recovery from a seriously life threatening period (when I painted I was in between hospital visits).

The undefined mountains are the uncertain territory ahead (which to this day is still uncertain, we haven't got at the end of that road by far yet).

The colours on the plain are my alternating moods: shock, rage, energy, hope.

The tree is himself, leafless, lonely, battered, drinking in on my moods and in total shock.

The flowers are the so few neutrophils in his blood, the cause of the life threatening condition. The lower value they got to was 3... you need a value of 5 to be compatible with life, and you and me have a value between 10 and 12.

Now, that's it, hope it makes some sense.


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