‘The Well of the Unconscious’ – @phildel blogs about her creative process

Sometimes, by the time the pen hits the paper, it feels as if most of the hard work has already been done.

via The Well of the Unconscious.

I started following Phildel because my friend Nitai mentioned her. He appreciates her art from a unique point of view: Here’s someone else who was born into a very strict religious environment and makes art about their journey of escaping from it.

Phildel is a wonderful artist even without that angle. But to me, what I get from listening to her lyrics is that there’s more to her story of having been ‘forbidden’ to enjoy things like music – it’s much more about freeing herself from the internalised values she absorbed in her extraordinary childhood.

Or maybe I’m reading something into it that isn’t there.

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