This is is smaller scale painting of the larger scale piece I done.
I felt the larger scale piece could be improved upon, and I feel I have done this to a certain degree here. The hypnotic symbol was something I felt was too powerful to be in my work, however its powers are very much dampened with a layer of paint upon it. It makes the symbol less alarming and less intimidating in a sense.
Although the hypnotic effects are lessened I hope they are entirely wiped out. This is an interesting aspect it links to my previous work surrounding society’s influence upon us. This symbol is acting as an undercover stimulant is a sense. When I have been considering distracting painting or calming painting I have only been considering blurred painting, which confuses the mind. I now want to experiment with an underlying array of hypnotic symbols and their union or rather battle for superiority with the paint.