As an artist, how do I deal with the reeling emotions that come and go as life deals us different hands? My artwork is a huge platform for that. I’ve done a few ‘Anger Series’ projects over the years, and they create very interesting pieces that I work back into with my happy dots and colours. This week I’m dealing with depression.
I’ve been feeling it bubbling below the surface over the last little bit, triggered by my cat going missing. Knowing my emotions and how I deal with things, it was only a matter of time when somethings sends me over the edge into debilitating depression. When this happens, I just go with it, and let my body shake through the sobbing and tears. Last night I decided to take my depression into the studio, the result is two pieces that emote my depression.
They are dark, and turbulent, but there is also a glimmer of light because I know that the depression will not last and that eventually I will find my way out of it. That is what I feel in these paintings. As I was working on them I was thinking that they are only for me….not commercial pieces that I would sell, but more of a therapy for myself.
But today I look at them and realize it is just another piece of me, and that is what I am selling with my artwork. I am not just selling a landscape of this or a vase of flowers. All of my artwork is an expression of my emotion and part of my life, and this is what I share with you not only in art form but also in written form.