My little room darkens with the residues of a storm. I have been struggling to get up from bed all day and now the clouds outside my window start to seep in the clouds inside me. A few more minutes like this and they would be indistinguishable, a thick mass fixing me in this blue-grey dusk forever.
I am desperately trying to remember other colours now. Clawing at what little warmth I can still feel in the corners of my mind. From such a corner these images come to me. Dragons in various colours and various shapes. Remnants of a childhood gleaming in the dark of a decaying mind.
Arseniy Lapin is a Russian painter, and my personal magician for some time now. I see his paintings and photographs on Facebook, and for the fleeting half-moment of scrolling past them, they leave traces of warmth in me that I can seek out later. I don’t know him. But I think I know the child behind those images and visions that he gives shape. He also makes wonderful little whimsical films on his YouTube channel, do check them out. I also found a website but couldn’t read it because of the language barrier, but the artworks speak to me alright.
I turn to him in this post-storm blue, and share his work with you, my reader. You, who are sad, struggling, trying to get back up, I hope you find all the necessary warmth here. On to the artworks now.
Dancing Dragon I
Mother Dragon I
Mother Dragon II
White Dragon Island
Daughter of the King of China
Dancing Dragon II
All the images have been taken from Arseniy’s Facebook page. I do not own any of them, just want to share the joy I feel by looking at them with you all.