Yesterday I posted a painting of an Angelfish, the purpose of which was to reflect something of what hypomania feels like. At first glance, the painting looked very straightforward, but beneath the surface was a deeper, more nuanced meaning.
Today I’m posting the second in the series – this time the ‘object’ is a Macaw.
There is a glaring omission – there is no background detail whatsoever. More subtly though, the Macaw’s beak is devoid of colour.
So once again, what at first-glance looks like an ordinary painting is, on closer examination, actually quite different to what it should be. The omission of a background symbolizes the rush and lack of attention to detail that characterizes hypomania. And that’s really what hypomania is all about – there are so many different ideas sloshing around that concentration is difficult and details are missed.