The concept of this painting is about the workings of the ego and the way it unconsciously devises an image of “self”. Through the miraculous power of our minds, we believe that the self-image is who we are and we project that out to the world. The attachment to that self-image leads to endless waves of emotion. And our egoic interpretation of the world leads to fear and suffering.
The painting is called “Hitman” because of the violence that emanates from our egoic, obsessive attachment to our self-image. The violence may be internal in the form of self-talk, fear, doubt, insecurities, etc. or external in an attempt to control a world that is out of our control. Details are included below.
Oil on Linen, 68" x 48"