Self fulfilling Prophecy
Acrylics on Paper
101 x 76 cm
After a lot of indecisiveness this painting revealed its name to me upon completion.It's called "Self-fulfilling Prophecy" after the psychological phenomenon in which a positive or negative prediction starts out as being false, but the constant thought and talk of it changes your behaviour and sufficiently influences yours and others actions so that the once-false prophecy becomes fulfilled.
In the back of your mind, out of the corner of your eye you catch a glimpse of the fire raging around your inner world.
"Steps taken forwards but sleepwalking back again. Dragged by the force of some inner tide" sings Pink Floyd.
Still, amongst all denial and vulnerability there is hope in the stars and new beginnings in each cycle of the moon. Dark clouds are parting and departing & the four elements shape you as life's river flows, twists and turns.
Through greener pastures into a yet unknown tomorrow.