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Saturn's Sitting Duck

Do you ever feel like you're a blatant sitting duck? Especially when it comes to making dumb decisions? Life seems to be out of our control more often than not. Our power is our minds and how we use them. There's a constant passing of ideas and thoughts in our brains, affecting our decisions, ergo affecting our lives. Maybe we do have control of our lives, but only in passing. Either way, we all are just sitting ducks until we make a move to change.

The definition of a sitting duck is

  1. a person or thing with no protection against an attack or other source of danger.

See that the caricature duck housing the three people in the center, almost looks like a rubber ducky? Note that orange beak and let your imagination shape him out. That form didn't reveal itself until I began to varnish the piece. Ergo, the titling. This painting was created with a flow of the unconscious. No huge plan, just listening to call of color and balance. As I got deeper into the work, I personally was feeling a lack of control, literally about everything tangible. Almost an outer-body vibe, ya feel? I think that comes in waves for everyone. I let the canvas take control to perhaps give me a reading on myself.

And Saturn, well, Saturn in astrology (usually) controls negative energy in hardships and struggles. In palmistry, it's your middle finger (ironic, huh?,) The Saturn finger can show how a person handles decisions, especially challenging ones. So "Saturn's Sitting Duck" is a symbolic depiction of the realities of blindly making dangerously stupid decisions.


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