"chasm" has amethyst crystal in its chest which is used to protect against drunkenness. It represents the will to remain sober in the face of all the pressure to give in to alcohol. In the face of all the dark thoughts to remain unmoved to scream at the dark. To have such an immovable will for it to spill over.
This one of a kind piece has sold.
"edge" was created with a women I was dating, it shows off our two different personalities. She is a jewelry designer and very structured with a definite flow and rhythm. My art form is a bit more chaotic and free flow. A peace and chaos and on the "edge" is where we meet, a place between me and her we share. Two individual pieces sharing a canvas together.
This piece embodies this alone, empty feeling I get after the rage quiets down. After pushing everything away how nothing is left but self. Alone in the ashes replaying events and questioning my actions. I would feel this after a night of burying myself in vodka, in trying to escape my life through alcohol. All the alone and empty I would try to escape would come rushing back in starting the cycle all over again for me.
This is from my wormhole series. This painting symbolizes the struggle to push past anxiety and to enjoy the steps of life. To look around and enjoy my surroundings.
When anxiety takes over and my mind starts to overwhelm me with possible scenarios that don't exist. I try to calm down by breathing but, my thoughts start to take over everything. In these moments I am lying to myself and to everyone around, in these moments I am taking in air like everything is fine. I am hoping that as I am pretending everything is fine they will eventually become ok and my mind will stop giving me all possible outcomes. That I will stop overwhelming myself, that it will subside and I will come out of it ok.
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