EVERY EMOTION ...
Every Emotion is of Equal Value
Every Emotion is of Equal Value is a painting I created in response to therapy I was having for trauma. During the sessions, the therapist said, 'Well, every emotion is of equal value'. I was spellbound. What did this mean? Did it really mean that Joy was of equal value to Hate, that Contentment was of equal value to Contempt? That was a life-changing paradigm. I just had to paint it.
While undergoing therapy for trauma the therapist uttered the unforgettable words, 'every emotion is of equal value'. I was spellbound. This was a concept that had never occurred to me - that Envy was of the equal value to Joy, that Hate was of equal value to Wonder. It was a paradigm shifting idea and I just had to paint it.
It took a lot of working out. I had to work out which emotions I wanted to include, how I was going to paint them and where they were to appear on the canvas.
This is the key to the painting:
confidence * contentment * contempt * sadness * wonder
passion * terror * the unique feeling of being truly you * vitality * envy
regret * hope * shame * joy * anxiety
hate * pointlessness * shock * desperation * exuberance
The painting is not for sale, but if you would like to use one of the emotions as an image, do contact me. Recently Hate was used as a cover for a punk album. Rock on!