Riding the Pig in the Garden

Bitterness is a sinful response to suffering. Art is a healing response to suffering. Art heals wounds.

Fatima Lasay
Piggyback in the garden of Eden by Fatima Lasay

Fatima Lasay
11 W x 8.5 H inches, acrylic on watercolor paper 200gsm

My pig was sick when I painted this in July 2022. By the end of August, my pig died and was buried in the garden. For a pig farmer, death is a part of life. There’s a beautiful garden. The sky is pink, the ground is blue and the flora are colorful and exotic. The woman is riding a pig. The pig looks like a wild boar. The woman has a peaceful expression.

I had mild depression. When my problems became worse, my husband and I decided to see a Psychologist. It was the biggest mistake of our lives, it was the beginning of unspeakable misery.

But because I was very vulnerable and I did not know how to assess the quality of a therapist, I continued with therapy. I remained respectful, cooperative and did my best to maintain a positive attitude towards therapy.

Later, the Psychologist was found guilty of violating ethics rules.

WHEREFORE, in view of the foregoing, this Ethics Committee finds Respondent guilty of violating V (Advertisements and Public Statements), 111.E. (Human Relations, Multiple Relationships) as well as VIII. 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, and D. 4 (Therapy, Multiple Relationships) of the Code of Ethics.

The Ethics Committee, Psychological Association of the Philippines, January 2023, Quezon City
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