Shikata Ga Nai

My thoughts and emotions in one place after a long draining conversation not being able to sleep, part of me still thinking about the delusive options I did not have. This painting was the remedy.

Shikata ga nai (仕方がない) is Japanese roughly translated to “it cannot be helped” or “nothing can be done about it”.

Created using oil on 40 x 50 cm canvas.

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Wind of Thoughts is an oil portrait of a woman with white eyes. This painting depicts my mind before an important decision. It starts with a chaotic wind. The moment I decide, my mind calms like when it is immersed in water, floating weightlessly around my head, listening to the sounds of silence.

Created using oil on 30 x 20 cm canvas.