This mixed media was an attempt to exorcise my monkey mind. What is a monkey mind? According to Diana Raab of Psychology Today: “It’s the part of your brain most connected to the ego, which contends that you can’t do anything right. It’s also the part of you that stifles creativity and prevents you from moving forward with your passions. The monkey mind insists on being heard, and sometimes it takes a lot of self-control to shut it down. It is also the part of your brain that becomes easily distracted, so if you want to get anything done in life, your challenge will be to shut down the monkey mind.” Quieting my own internal monologue is a constant discipline and is expressed in this monkey mind artwork.
Mixed media collage on panel.
24″ x 36″