Long story.
Short story:

About my personal feelings and experiences with envy.
I hate it. I have seen it. I put it away some years ago.

Envy is one of the emotions
that does not lead to anything in my oppinion. With anger I can work, with being superhappy I can work, but envy gives me nothing in return when I let it sink in. Just nothing. I took my demon of envy into a chest, locked it thight, rowed to a small island, dug a hole there, put the chest in it and put all the earth and heavy stones back on top of it. Did not mark an "X" on my map for it and left the island. Just abandoned envy.

Since then I do not hear this demon yell, scream or annoy me. It's been a while now, where I did not see this fella again as the chest seems to hold him put, pretty well. Maybe also the far away island and the several oceans between me and this chest. This was a good and healthy decision.

Funny thing was I painted that little demon of envy. In his chest.
Angry, because of being locked away in this chest. He looks like this.

Hope you like it!
First one of a series. Next one might be "anger".

Keep on happy painting!

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  • Artem Romanov

    Love it! Very interesting and inspiring work my friend!

  • Leonardo "LeoPelo" Archini

    It’s really interesting represet emotions in a miniature/bust. I have to think about it… great inspiration! That acid yellow going down in throat…

  • Steve Haydon (Forté)

    One of those special pieces for sure.

  • Neil Szabo AKA "Zab"


  • Martin Vermeulen (Nighthawk)

    Never seen someone become green with envy like this guy. All I feel is admiration for this way of expressing an emotion ;)  Really love the idea of liquified envy dripping out of him!

  • Aleksandra Cvetanovski

    ^^ Artwork: How to define emotions, with more than a thousand words. :)