art effect mental health

Dragons for the Post-Storm Blue

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.

Blue Dragon

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

Dancing Dragon I

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

Goodnight Dragon

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

Lunar Dragon

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

Pink-winged Dragon

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

Copper Dragon

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

Mother Dragon I

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

Mother Dragon II

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

White Dragon Island

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

Daughter of the King of China

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

Dancing Dragon II

arseniy lapin dragon artwork

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. 

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