Don’t Look Away, 2012, mixed media, 18″ x 24″
In this piece, I started with the sketch. It’s about how my inner negativity and depression were being reflected physically in my body (my back is hunching in real life and I can’t stop it, my joints ache all the time, my toes and feet are becoming deformed).
Here it was time to acknowledge the intimate relationship I have been having with depression and denying for so long. We face each other. I caress it. It grips me. I was becoming it and it was overcoming me. I am transforming under the storm. I cannot look away, I must face everything, run from nothing.