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Arduous Journey

2015, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 36 x 77, by Jenny Badger Sultan

Painting titled 'Arduous Journey', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge


Traveler: detail of painting 'Arduous Journey', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge
Pilgrim

From the beginning I envisioned this panel as a path or a journey, from the bottom which is dark and difficult, to the top. It felt like a pilgrimage, meeting up with difficult aspects of my psyche: torment, anger, envy and jealousy, mental confusion, sadness, depression... then going on to meet some positive figures, the baby, the confident young girl, the insect people, the women tending and nurturing plants, and finally the ancestors at the top.

Man on Rack, detail of painting 'Arduous Journey', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge
Man on the Rack
Envy and Jealousy, detail of painting 'Arduous Journey', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge
Envy and Jealousy
Confusion and Baby, detail of painting 'Arduous Journey', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge
Confusion and the Baby
Insect People, detail of painting 'Arduous Journey', by Jenny Badger Sultan. Click to enlarge
Insect People
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