The Saboteurs Collection

The negative voices in our minds have been described as literal characteristics in Shirzad Charmain’s ‘Positive Intelligence’.  These ‘Saboteurs’ each have their own identity which I have visualised in this series.  I have focused on the saboteurs which resonate most closely with me. 

The Pleaser

Oil on Canvas. 122 x 92cms

Original available to purchase (framed) – £3,750.00

Indirectly tries to gain acceptance and affection by helping, pleasing, rescuing, or flattering others. Loses sight of own needs and becomes resentful as a result.

The Avoider

122 x 92 cms, oil on canvas

Original available to purchase (framed) – £3,750.00

The woman stares obliquely into a void making absolutely no connection – not even to herself!

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The Victim

122 x 92 cms, oil on canvas

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A young, seated woman leans forward onto her large red boxing-gloved hands. She makes no eye contact with the viewer, and she has a resigned look of defeat on her face. Her neck muscles are pronounced suggesting tension. She wears a covering on her hair and around her bust. The painterly marks on her body would suggest the possibility of bruises. There is no indication of a boxing ring. 

The Judge

122 x 92 cms, oil on canvas

Original available to purchase (framed) – £3,750.00

She is a Master Saboteur. She finds fault with herself, with others and with circumstances. Behind her tough exterior lies someone with great curiosity and an open mind. Do you think we all have a ‘Judge’ lurking in the wings?

The Hyper-Vigilant

122 x 92 cms, oil on canvas

Original available to purchase (framed) – £3,750.00

Anxious, self-doubting, sensitive, suspicious etc.  Often comes from early experiences where the source of safety and security was unpredictable and unreliable.

Do you think the thoughts of our ancestors from thousands of years ago still exist in our minds today?

The Controller

122 x 92 cms, oil on canvas

Original available to purchase (framed) – £3,750.00

Description: Anxiety-based need to take charge and control of situations and people’s actions to one’s own will. High anxiety and impatience when that is not possible.