P.S.: For all of you who have ordered portraits: They are coming! Soon!
I like this exploration of the shadow, I think about this a lot, how most people aren’t too comfortable with it. We would prefer to give our shadow to whole groups of society, to certain types, artists get to hold it. Most people are so good at denying their shadows they don’t even recognize them until they are sitting in the chair across the room, annoying the hell out of them. This is a hot button for me. Whenever I’m in “polite” company I feel like my body is being invaded by the shadows of all the nice, respectable people in the room. I never wanted to believe it, but I do now, somehow, someone left my back door open. It’s sort of ruined my life.
Reblogged this on The Heartbreak of Invention and commented:
I really like this artist. She’s written a number of graphic novels.
wow! it’s our jung group!!! i love the mandorla!
Of course,I won’t call this coincidence, but, I spent the past hour or so before reading your latest post, researching “Jung’s teleological approach” ( that was my google search phrase) at the end of a day where Jung had already cropped up twice in a significant way in my day, only to come here to check your website for a new posting, and here you are talking about your Jung group!
I don’t remember you ever mentioning Jung in anything I’ve read by you, so, I’m enchanted with this post and the timing of my finding it tonight.
I love that “there’s nothing (you) enjoy more than” discussing the Shadow with your group of friends.
Can’t tell you how important Jung is to me (though, I struggle to understand his concepts).
This concept is really similar to Freud’s explanation of our need for catharsis, which is important although lately I have discovered that it’s a question of how OFTEN you have to play Grand Theft Auto that determines whether it’s healthy catharsis or unhealthy obsession. Point being: Don’t drive that imaginary car off the cliff every day.
very satisfying to read! thank you. You do stuff no one else does.
This is awesome!
I love your comics! This makes me want to read Jung. And start a book club.
Great stuff, Gabrielle. Really enjoying it. Despite my general despite for Freud, “the oceanic feeling” is one of his few concepts that resonate with me.
Whether you were already nominated or not, I am nominating you again for the Versatile Blogger Award. I really enjoy the humor you bring to my career path…
Details are on my blog…
I love this comic because I am only vaguely familiar with these ideas, and you explain them clearly. I wish all girl’s nites were like that.
I’m sad because I just read all of your online work and it was so incredible. I really liked the black and white material but the color stuff was so vibrant and alive that I am conflicted. I am so glad that I found you. And for that idiot that made that crack about selfishness and art a few comics back, they need to check their head. Your comics are in those collections because they belonged there-they are the best!
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