Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
I was raised in a Fundamentalist Christian Household, and I suffered severely from depression, a disease believed not to exist in that religion. Here I have an angel inspired from one of my grandmom's figurines posing with an heirloom rosary, and with pain pills raining down as if to swallow up the angel. For me, angels bring nothing but pain, and the meds can help to kill that agony.
Most people do not want to create art as they go blind. I do. As I begin to lose vision due to a cancer causing genetic disorder, I create in order to process emotions and to express myself and my feelings via creating beautiful pieces. My inspiration comes from my world around me, namely, capturing my emotions symbolically. I paint things that I see and are real, and I believe art needs to be a little gritty in order to be beautiful.