Dismantled Thing # 7: Empathy for the Devil

When was the last time you experienced true wild abandon?

When was the last time you surrendered to the animal part of yourself, dropped all your imaginary shackles and howled with freedom?

When did you last notice the air on your skin?

Black, white, cadmium red, cadmium green, #metallic bronze, pthalo turquoise

Empathy for the Devil B © Holly Troy 2.2021

Empathy for the Devil
oil on cardboard,
9 3/4” x 19”

empathy for the devil detail b © Holly Troy 2.2021

I had been pressing and playing with new colors, and then, I thought, feels like Empathy for the Devil to me. 

This came about after a friend sent a Rolling Stones video from Rock-n-Roll circus. I watched, mesmerized, realizing I hadn’t seen that kind of abandon in music in a very long time. And, of course, I miss people. I miss getting together with musicians from other bands and making music.

Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil:

To see all the things from the Dismantled Project in one place, click – to the Dismantled Project.

Peace and love,


February 11, 2021
Flagstaff, AZ 

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Holly hails from an illustrious lineage of fortune tellers, yogis, folk healers, troubadours and poets of the fine and mystical arts. Shape-shifting Tantric Siren of the Lunar Mysteries, she surfs the ebbs and flows of the multiverse on the Pure Sound of Creation. Her alchemy is Sacred Folly — revolutionary transformation through Love, deep play, Beauty, and music.

2 thoughts on “Dismantled Thing # 7: Empathy for the Devil

  1. We (in the US) don’t hear much about how intense the lockdown is in England. Though, oh, how do you tell a “general” story about what is happening? I heard a personal story about a young man in England walking in the woods and being tracked down by the police and sent back home or be arrested. Nobody was out. That has got to be so hard. This was not on the news, it was through a friend.

    This whole thing is hard.

    I am grateful that for now, I can still go outside and walk in the woods (I live practically in the forest). I am grateful I can get together with my band mates and practice outside.

    In the meantime – stay healthy! Be well.

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