I know many artists personally and the work they produce and in each case I can clearly see the personality of the artist reflected in the art they produce. It is therefore safe to assume that the same applies to my personality
and to the work I produce. If this is true then to examine "Brutus" with eyes focused on the artist who painted him could be revealing.
"Brutus" is about as pure and honest a painting as I have ever painted and it therefore with trepidation that I face
the painting and try to analise exactly what it is that I have produced and why? Perhaps "Brutus" reveals not only some aspects of my personality but also some aspects of my current state of being?
If, in the Jungian sense, I examine Brutus" and I accept
Jung's personality theories and the influence of the sub-conscious, I seem to understand the painting with a degree of clarity. Could, for example, the impenetrable darkness in the background be my depression? If so, it is well "fenced in" and contained. Assuming
that this is true then every other element in the painting seems to have a relevance in my life at this precise moment. "Brutus" seems to be content and this makes me feel very grateful and secure. Long live "Brutus"