The Black Hole (mind fuckhole)
Started this in the middle of the night. The brush movement alone was enough. #ptsd recovery
Sumi ink and wax pastel on linen on wood panel
20 x 16 x 1-3/4 inches
A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying. Because no light can get out, people can't see black holes.
Some compare narcissistic abuse to the black hole:
"Encounters with psychopaths & narcissists are like black holes. Unlike any other human experience, there is absolutely nothing to be gained from them. You can dedicate more time & energy than anything in your life. You can be the kindest, most patient person on the planet. You can absorb all of the painful things they do. But despite all of that, you will still become enemy #1. You will become “crazy”, “obsessed”, “jealous”. They will use you to triangulate with other people. You will find yourself sinking lower than you ever have in your life, sacrificing your dignity and self-worth. All of your efforts are not only ignored, they get thrown back in your face with remorseless contempt. They turn you into someone you never thought you could be. All because you were trying your hardest to make someone else happy. This is why survivors often feel drained, depressed, and numb when all is said and done. Your emotional energy was robbed, and it will never be given back. All you can do is cut this toxic person out of your life and begin generating new energy from the ground up. The cool thing about starting over is that you get to decide what fills up the void. A lot of survivors find themselves much more authentic, creative, and self-aware through the healing process." Psychopath Free