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Saint Sebastian's Arrows Painting

John Webster

United States

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 21 W x 32 H x 2 D in

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Sebastian’s Arrows is my impression on the notion of attack. The Bhagavad Gita tells us that “neither he who thinks the living entity is slayer nor he who thinks it slain is not in knowledge, for the self slays not nor is slain." Karma tells us we first attack ourselves by having fear, and then project our misunderstandings onto others. Arrows signify our grievances. The issue is that they are illusions too. The idea that all forms of attack are essentially projections is an interesting thought to me. The ego creates its own world, one of comparison and complexity. The many illusions the ego creates are made real by our belief in them. In an effort to show the unreality of attack but the severity of physical form, I have made the arrows in the background transparent. I wanted to make a statement about past grievances holding no reality and the present moment is all one needs to be concerned with.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:21 W x 32 H x 2 D in

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I resonate with imagery that offers a variety of personal interpretation. I am interested in the paradox of the ego in western rationalism in conjunction with the apparent elusiveness of salvation. Over the years I have become more trusting in intuition generally.

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