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The Death Mother

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A term coined by Jungian analyst Marion Woodman. This archetype, a powerful aspect of the mother archetype that is dominated by the conviction that her children exist to serve her. She has so much deep, emotional control over her children that she can literally “turn them into stone”. Think, their own personal Medusa. Pigment and linseed oil.

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EMEL ÇEVİKCAN

May 22, 2022

harıka...dokular

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

February 18, 2022

It is hard to determine where jiro tcholakian’s The Death Mother begins and where it ends. Its origin and destination are as mysterious as its overlapping, swirling, flower-like forms. Whether one sees the vortex of a conch shell (and perhaps hears the simulated sound of the see whistling through its whirling skeleton) or the bud of a blooming flower, the work is decidedly organic. Despite its impenetrability and mysterious composition, the work radiates natural forms. It reminds me most (I'm going to say something very crazy here that I don't think people should say, but while it may not be consistent with my beliefs, it is with my tastes) of my favorite painting of all time, Jay DeFeo’s The Rose. If you look up the monumentally scaled, continuously painted for over seven years, nearly weighing a ton painting, you will know what I mean. They share an enigmatic wonder that stops you in your tracks.

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jiro tcholakian
jiro tcholakian Creator

February 19, 2022

Oh wow, John ! thank you and I'm flattered and humbled by the comparison.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

March 07, 2022

It really brought Defeo back to me

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jiro tcholakian
jiro tcholakian Creator

March 12, 2022

Thank you John and thank you for introducing me to Jay Defoe, as a self thought painter who's only been painting for 4 years, I had never heard of her. What an inspiration ! very grateful.

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Houry Geudelekian

February 16, 2022

This is stunning! Wow!

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jiro tcholakian
Creator
Category
Abstract Expressionism, Provocative
Type
Painting - Framed
Materials
Oil, Canvas
Dimensions
30.00 inches wide
40.00 inches tall
1.50 inches deep
Weight
5.00 lbs
Location
New York, NY, US
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