One of the worst things I have experienced as a human and as an artist is depression. The overwhelming feeling of sadness and simultaneous numbness is something that I would not wish on anyone. Depression resulted in a creative block and left me in a dark place for far too long. With recent life changes and mental realizations, I feel a new sense of life. With a great amount of self-reflection, I have been able to let positivity into my life. I see the world differently now, there is warmth, and there is light. This work is about my new state of mind, I found love within myself and within another human.
That being said, I learned how much an impact others can make on our emotional well-being. Depression and anxiety never fully go away. Some days feel more saturated with emotion than others. Some days the ache of depression still pulls on me and swallows me whole.
This work is about my current state of mind--moving on, growing, and still fighting.