I’m excited to unveil my latest painting, which is part of an emerging series. The theme of this series is the exploration of mental health and depression. For me, the crows represent the twin natures of depression and anxiety. Like shadows, they drop noiselessly through your periphery, heralding a shift in moods and perceptions.
But they are not only negative figures, but positive ones, too. The challenge of getting through a depressive episode or panic attack can open one up to new ways of seeing the world while breaking down the old structures and illusions. This process is also famously linked to art and creativity. If you would like to read more about my own battle with depression, click here.
This is a highly textured painting created with various sculptural and textural mediums and thick paint. There are a lot of layers of color below the pale hues that show on the surface. I also painted this one more loosely and energetically than some of my previous paintings.
You can also check out this piece in my Etsy shop.
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What a beautiful piece! I love all the layers.
My brother suffered from depression and I love how you mixed the birds and the flowers to show such emotion here!