Psychological Art

I usually carry a book for sketching or writing with me wherever I go. I find that a doctor's waiting room is rich with subject matter for drawing and for thinking. It seems that people are more sensitive there and that they expose a part of themselves that would never be revealed any other place. There is usually a dead sicelence in a doctor's waiting room. A child might come in with its mother and yell a little or drag a magazine around. Everybody in the room resents it. You can feel the anxiety.

Thoughts in a Waiting Room, 1953 Oil on canvas, 24" x 30"

Essence

AFTER A VISIT TO THE HOSPITAL

China blue eyes
Round and staring
Probing for answers
Incredulous smile
Brought back for a moment of forgetfulness

China blue
Round eyes
See
Dread death
Advancing

China Blue Eyes, 1952. Watercolor on paper, 9" x 12"

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, 1950. Watercolor and ink, 11" x 14"

A round gold ball
  called a moment
Flies thru the air
Rolls down a white canal
To a memory - covered bank
And brown reflecting water.

Thoughts in a Waiting Room

  DOOR IN SILENCE

There is a door in silence
suare, blue and black.
A purple corridor
which swallows yello light.
leads from there
to depths
  unfathomable.

Both my paintings and poems show how I feel about myself and the world around me Sometimes they express the same thought or emotion, other times they reveal entirely different attitudes.

Essence, 1954. Oil on Masonite, 36" x 48"

China Blue Eyes

WHICH WAY LIES MADNESS?

Is it this one
Is it that one
Is it this one
Is it this on
Is it that one
Is it that one

Tied on this skeleton
Are fluttering white flags of:

I shall
I shall not
I will
I will not
Should I
Should I not

Tangled in confusion leading
Down
  Down
  Down
To
The
Dark
Circle
of
Madness

A Round Gold Ball called a Moment

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