Thoughts, maddening shadows of intense expression

Untitled by ken Paul Rosenthal, 2013, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 24" X 36"

Untitled by Ken Paul Rosenthal, 2013, Pastel on Fabriano paper, 24″ X 36″

Imperfect or incomplete,  a drawing can be visionary, showing the imagination in the mind’s eye. It can reflect something illusive,  a representation of something abstract or illusory. Its shapes can project discomfort of a combative readiness.  Its lines can represent forceful energies,  furiously active and aggressive in temperament. Its colors can be bold and confident affirming declarations.

This drawing by filmmaker, Ken Paul Rosenthal,  shows the  mercurial emotions and inextinguishable fullness of its creator. Ken possesses a depth of fierce determination. His persistent intensity created an award-winning film. Crooked Beauty surpasses the usual.  www.maddancementalhealthfilmtrilogy.com Engrossing, it engages the audience’s attention. We are lost in the thoughts, distractions and roaring suffering of madness. 
MRI Scan, Rohen, Yokochi and Lutjen-Drecoll, Color Atlas of Anatomy, Fourth Edition, Schattauer: New York Edition, 1983

MRI Scan, Rohen, Yokochi and Lutjen-Drecoll, Color Atlas of Anatomy, Fourth Edition, Schattauer: New York Edition, 1983

Ken’s drawing offers one more unique vision of the workings of the brain and the mind. Thoughts inside the mind are written around the outside diameter of the skull.Other words, more words running around inside his mind spew outward into the space occupied around his head.  The space where we interact with the world outside of our own thinking. 
madness conjures visions imperfectly to endure pain’s excessive sight imperfectly, mercurial conjures a vision of shadows & gloomy, abhorrence endures painful sight, to transcend an imperfect shadow and conjure illusions of excessive abhorrence & intense expression lost in sight of illusory space falling imperfectly. 

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