Allen Vandever art post "Cave to Corcovado"

Cave to Corcovado Acrylic by Allen Vandever

She became so worn down from the unrelenting struggle; she could no longer fight against her tormentors. She finally succumbed to their hundreds of tugging and clasping hands, though she still had the weight of the living. It seemed almost a relief when they took her away. But though her lids expressed serenity, her vacant eyes revealed only a shell, a vessel empty of its purpose. Her soul was taken to a multitude of directions, and I was left, lost to their route.
Images of my ex-wife’s breakdown still haunt me to this day. This is the first, of a series of three, about this time period of our lives, which I began about 8 years ago. Shedding One’s Skin, is the third, and is the subject of the last posting.


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Posted: December 12th, 2009
at 11:27am by Koookiecrumbles

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  1. I know this painting represents that skin that cannot be easily shed and I know exactly what that feels like now….. Either way, it reminds me of the best of our times and the worst, but lest we never forget.

    Isaac Campos

    12 Dec 09 at 8:12 pm



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