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I came across this list quite a while ago. The idea was to create a series of 100 paintings, drawings, or other art projects based on the following key words. I think I’m going to finally do it. My idea is to do some small ZenTangle cards and turn it into a personal divination set.  Alternatively, I might start another Middle of the Night Art series based on this list. What do you think? Does it get your creative juices flowing? Any other ideas?

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Love
  • 3. Light
  • 4. Dark
  • 5. Seeking Solace
  • 6. Break Away
  • 7. Heaven
  • 8. Innocence
  • 9. Drive
  • 10. Breathe Again
  • 11. Memory
  • 12. Insanity
  • 13. Misfortune
  • 14. Smile
  • 15. Silence
  • 16. Questioning
  • 17. Blood
  • 18. Rainbow
  • 19. Gray
  • 20. Fortitude
  • 21. Vacation
  • 22. Mother Nature
  • 23. Cat
  • 24. No Time
  • 25. Trouble Lurking
  • 26. Tears
  • 27. Foreign
  • 28. Sorrow
  • 29. Happiness
  • 30. Under the Rain
  • 31. Flowers
  • 32. Night
  • 33. Expectations
  • 34. Stars
  • 35. Hold My Hand
  • 36. Precious Treasure
  • 37. Eyes
  • 38. Abandoned
  • 39. Dreams
  • 40. Rated
  • 41. Teamwork
  • 42. Standing Still
  • 43. Dying
  • 44. Two Roads
  • 45. Illusion
  • 46. Family
  • 47. Creation
  • 48. Childhood
  • 49. Stripes
  • 50. Breaking the Rules
  • 51. Sport
  • 52. Deep in Thought
  • 53. Keeping a Secret
  • 54. Tower
  • 55. Waiting
  • 56. Danger Ahead
  • 57. Sacrifice
  • 58. Kick in the Head
  • 59. No Way Out
  • 60. Rejection
  • 61. Fairy Tale
  • 62. Magic
  • 63. Do Not Disturb
  • 64. Multitasking
  • 65. Horror
  • 66. Traps
  • 67. Playing the Melody
  • 68. Hero
  • 69. Annoyance
  • 70. 67%
  • 71. Obsession
  • 72. Mischief Managed
  • 73. I Can’t
  • 74. Are You Challenging Me?
  • 75. Mirror
  • 76. Broken Pieces
  • 77. Test
  • 78. Drink
  • 79. Starvation
  • 80. Words
  • 81. Pen and Paper
  • 82. Can You Hear Me?
  • 83. Heal
  • 84. Out Cold
  • 85. Spiral
  • 86. Seeing Red
  • 87. Food
  • 88. Pain
  • 89. Through the Fire
  • 90. Triangle
  • 91. Drowning
  • 92. All That I Have
  • 93. Give Up
  • 94. Last Hope
  • 95. Advertisement
  • 96. In the Storm
  • 97. Safety First
  • 98. Puzzle
  • 99. Solitude
  • 100. Relaxation
Back in the winter of 2008, I was looking for an illustration of my current frame of mind and found this. The painting is by Ejnar Nielsen. This is the information that came with it:
painting by ejnar nielsen. now, this is more of what one would come to expect from a Scandinavian artist: depression, despair, gloom, angst, fatigue, suppressed anger… clearly, i am in my comfort zone 🙂 …

any one who has endured several winters in Denmark, and then imagines oneself having to suffer through such a winter one hundred years back, living in poverty as many rural people did, it is not hard to imagine why someone could be as somber as our subject is, regardless of what it is that he might actually have encountered during his lifetime leading up to this moment. to me, when I first cast my eyes upon this painting, I thought, “ahh, the perfect winter painting.”

in all honesty, though, there is a truth seeking element in this painting that is also unusual for danish art – which draws me to this work.

the choice of subject soberly confronts the notion of death and dying, a topic that elicits extreme discomfort in Denmark, supported by the fact that most old people in this country die alone, either at home or in nursing homes (this I know, from research I once did for a feature film that I worked on)…

the positioning of the subject, off balanced in an almost empty space, is very typical of Scandinavian work, and it brings to mind both Carl Dreyer’s film work, and of course, Bergman, enhanced by the “wide screen” format of the image.

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