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Kinship and the Fish


Aline de Souza

Virginia Tech, ASPECT, US
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I made this painting from reflections about an issue with pursuing kinship, belonging, friends, that special guy, a connection with cats, and something I REALLY want, but it escapes. And then it says “hi” again and I go after it. The more I go after it, the more it runs. Then I leave it alone, for real. I go away, to stay alone. At that moment it goes after me. The Buddhist inspired animation “The Monk and the Fish” by Michaël Dudok de Wit makes a lot of sense to me, and it inspired this painting. So there it is.

How to Cite: de Souza, A., 2022. Kinship and the Fish. Spectra, 9(1), pp.62–63. DOI:
  Published on 26 Sep 2022
 Accepted on 28 Aug 2022            Submitted on 28 Aug 2022

Title: Kinship and the Fish

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Size: 11.5 × 10.75 inches

Date finished: June 8 2022

Competing Interests

The author has no competing interests to declare.

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