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When MOTS:7 was released last year and I heard “Interlude: Shadow” for the first time, I could connect it with the real concept of Shadow along with how it became the other side of the coin to my Persona. I was researching and studying about Carl Jung’s theories, and I was particularly deeply immersed in Dr. Murray Stein’s book on it called Jung’s Map of the Soul: An Introduction. While drawing this, I truly realised how profound and powerful the lyrics really were, because I could connect to it at some level.
I came to realise the Shadow and Persona sides of me through “Interlude: Shadow” and this is how I came up with this concept for my drawing. The two split sides of a person — Persona and Shadow.
One part of me is scared of rising higher than I am now, because I’m afraid of falling. But the other side of me wants to rise to the heights and to gain more fame and success through my works as an artist/fanartist. There are two sides which I have been unable to put together to make a whole piece, which is why there’s a gap between the two halves.
Hence, I created this artwork to express the chaos of emotions by portraying SUGA.
I am now beginning to understand how important both sides are to me as an artist and as a human being. The question over how the emotions of both sides of myself can be validated for me to be at peace is something that I will continue to search for throughout my life. But for a start, I was able to understand myself better through the process of creating this artwork.
Hi! My artist name is Suzume, I’m 19 years old and I’m from India. You can follow me on my Instagram @suzume_artz to look at my artworks (India).
Suzume (2021). The two halves. The Rhizomatic Revolution Review , (3). https://ther3journal.com/issue-3/the-two-halves.
Suzume. “The Two Halves.” The Rhizomatic Revolution Review , no. 3, 2021, https://ther3journal.com/issue-3/the-two-halves.
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