I believe I managed to capture the anxiety of Gorky's original, but the palette swap I chose prevented me from touching on as much of the macabre, almost menacing aspect of Gorky's original. In swapping to vibrant neon colors, I feel I swapped "familiar and unsettling" with "familiar and childish." I personally think my own figures are therefore amorphously menacing and edgy in their own right, but framed in a more whimsical and naive sense of the unknown than Gorky's original, which captured a more mature sense of dread and menace within the frenetic figures and colors.
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