New Zealand

17 // time traveller // nz

painting your own sun.

August 8, 2016

they say that vincent van gogh used to eat yellow paint because he thought the colour could kill his sadness. you test his theory one afternoon, sitting on the fire escape outside the art block. the paint on your hands is flower-bright; it tastes expensive, tastes like metal. you sit and you taste the paint, and you are no mad artist, even if you feel like one. even so, you feel different somehow. the world feels lighter, the air warmer. maybe it's because acrylic paint is unfit for human consumption. maybe it's because it is beginning to work. 

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  • van gogh's girl

    Dang this is so cool

    12 months ago
  • rainandsonder

    wow, this must be the most liked piece on this site! it deserves it, this is really darkly beautiful.

    over 1 year ago
  • IwillWRITE!13

    "maybe it's because acrylic paint is unfit for human consumption." That part is funny. I like how casual it is.

    over 1 year ago
  • alicerose


    over 1 year ago
  • r|A|i|N

    wow, beautiful. blackly witty and gorgeously written. i know this piece is three years old but perhaps its ever-increasing popularity is just a testament to how good it is. in any case, i'm intrigued by this piece and i hope more people continue to stumble across it in future.

    almost 2 years ago
  • Cololo231

    Funny piece :)

    over 2 years ago
  • paperbird

    Crazy to think this has 32 likes now... I came from the prompt, October 2018...

    over 2 years ago
  • Johanna

    This is like dark comedy... beautiful, though!

    over 2 years ago
  • JediKnightGirl

    This is really creative and funny ("maybe it's because acrylic paint is unfit for human consumption"). It's dark but light at the same time

    about 3 years ago
  • Plausible.Poems

    I really like this!

    about 3 years ago
  • Deleted User

    I really enjoyed this and the way you twisted are dark theme into it not so explicitly

    over 3 years ago