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Monday, November 01, 2010

THE SATYR (FAUN) AND THE PEASANT

This is supposedly one of my tasks I am taking to school. Teacher asked us to work on a drawing of a person (the subject is Group Therapy in Clinical Psychology) but instead of working on a single guy or a guy and his "family", I am working on a peasant (the one with the shovel) as the working part of myself "struggling" with the playful, funny old faun (is it Pan?) trying to give the young peasant a break in his labour. Notice some kind of obsessiveness in the fruits (they're giant pieces, even the peas are kinda erotic and almost to explode inside from its sheath). Okay I am still working on it, I gotta go out dinner tonight... hugs to everyone!

3 comments:

W. said...

beautiful drawing!

moonstrum said...

well, what i read is that, pan is a god -from which the word "panic" is derived, albeit i doubt all of the fauns are god pan, and indeed one of the main shapes that inspired the creature the church needs for the personification of its enemy.

it's somehow eerie, intriguing, fascinating ..
the perfect lover!
(que' tri'o ni que' tri'o!)

Palanca Feet said...

Thank you W., and thank you Moonstrum for always such illustrating clarifications. I indeed, wanted of course reflect the concept of "leisure" in both mythic and "religious" ways: the peasant is like making an offering to nature (or western god's nature) contributing to the fertility of the harvest, and that harvest is so abundant and kinda sumptuous that Pan is coming to "give him a break", in fact, like a "temptation" to leave his seeding work and offer his "extra-seed" to Pan. And in the process of creation theory (although I'm not a believer), god had a "break" in his 7th day (number associated with the devil), so "he" in a fact created the "spare time", the leisure, so the devil is god himself in his spare time.