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  1. Candido Fontan Barros said:

    I was pleased to read about your project and view the amazing images. As a psychiatrist interested in object relations, I find the drawings extremely compatible with Fairbairn’s ideas of endomorfic origin of dreams. His originallity contrasts with freudian concept of dreams as urge realization. In the drawings Fairbairn probably depicts several partial objects and/or the corresponding multiple selves emerging from the splitting process. It’s hard to mention one by one in the drawings, but they may suggest the representations of: the rejecting object; the exciting object; the sabotating self; the excited self, among others. These discriptions of fairbairnian interpretation of dreams emerged from his work with regressed esquizoid patients and from patients accessing regressive content after long period of analysis. In his self analysis, Fairbairn must have been interested in the intriguing content of his own regressive images dreamt while his theory was becoming clear to himself. These drawings reinforce his search for hypothesis through inner observations that were also plausible through an epistemology of clinical findings among his analytic patients. In his ideas, he soon took a different path from oedipal primacy in interpretation and focused on the issue of existance and self formation through the relation to “real objects” in the early years. That’s what the drawings must be all about, as I see.
    * My comments also refer to your posting “drawings #2”

    July 19, 2015

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