SYNESTHESIA PT. 2 -
Feelings in Negative
“you haven’t even scratched the surface— shrinking”
16 x 20 acrylic on stretched canvas
you haven’t even scratched the surface,
the purpose of my intention is love next to nerves and i’m nervous.
feels like you’ve judged a book by its cover,
but i’m not a loser i’m a lover,
actually i’m both and they both reflect each other.
this is what it looks like when i look further into myself and find what you don’t like.
this is what it’s like when my mind is the rabbit hole and there’s no need to take a dive,
i’m already swimming in it floating, drowning in its negativity reflecting my worst qualities, all of these feelings start to hurt.
oceans of emotions flowing freely but diluted with my dirt.
i’m not good enough for myself so why would i be good enough for you?
it’s too easy to sit and daydream rather than come up with something new.
this is what it looks like when i’m feeling insecure, flipped upside down, my face covered in colors of negativity and scratched until it hurts.
Michael Shively (or -shi.v-) is a self taught abstract/neo- expressionist artist that focuses painting with acrylic. Paintings feature heavy textures, vibrant colors, dark atmosphere, and are often made with unorthodox tools such as aluminum foil, toothbrushes, scissors, and hammers. My collection SYNESTHESIA PT. 2 - Feelings in Negative, a collection that depicts what I see when I feel certain feelings that is paired with poems, is out now!
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.