I forgive myself

57 х 48

acrylic on board
2020

The person tries to hug the fish, and the fish is cold, eely, and slips through the hands. It’s unpleasant to hug a fish. You wouldn’t want to do this. Heaven knows, why it’s necessary.

The person needs to forgive themselves for the things, which happened with them. For the misfortunes, which followed one another. For the people, who abandoned them. Forgive themselves for everything. But forgiving yourself is similar to trying to hug a fish. And the fish slips through the hands.

The painting was exhibited:

  • 11 – 24 February 2021 – Visiocracy, Modern Research Art Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine

  • 17 – 18 October 2020 – Sail of Adventures, VII tourist festival of songs, photo, and cinema, participant of an art exhibition, Palace of Culture, Lutsk, Ukraine

  • 8 – 11 October 2020 – Lviv Art Week 2020, group exhibition, FESTrepublic, Lviv, Ukraine

  • 8 – 29 September 2020 – The river inside of me, personal exhibition within the project Her (ex)position, Auction house "Korners", Kyiv, Ukraine

  • 19 – 24 August 2020 – V International Parajanov Festival, group exhibition, curator and participant, Suputnyk, Lviv, Ukraine

  • 4 – 30 June 2020 – International Online Painting Exhibition 2020, under Jaleswar Art Foundation, India

  • 22 May – 31 December 2020 – Post-COVID-19 Juried Online Art Show, Anton Art Center