spasmatic

spasmatic

(spæzˈmætɪk) or

spasmatical

adj
(Pathology) obsolete given to spasms
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A personality can be defined as inconsistent in a novel; if his portrayed nature is to be flighty, spasmatic, or impulsive, we are aesthetically comfortable with expecting the unexpected from him.
As he told Lebensztejn, "when I'm feeling more, what shall we say, hysterical, I tend to work with images and rhythms that are more emotional and psychological." These included works on paper from the early '80s such as 1981's Spasmatic Pain 1 (Boulder Community Hospital), a disquieting abstract drawing whose acid colors complement an intense scrawl that mimics both illegible script and the output of some medical monitoring device attached to a manic patient.