Figure 1: Insides
Figure 2: Lost one
Oil paint on canvas
“These pieces came at a particularly hard point in my life, I had just gotten out of a physically and verbally abusive relationship. I'm a native Philadelphian artist utilizing oil and acrylic on canvas and have been doing art my whole life. But during this period in my life I found myself at a point of creative desperation. I couldn't make a thing. I became separated from my first loves, myself and my art.
These were the first things I started and completed, and they represent a transformative period in my life, when I got away from all that plagued me and was able to create again after so long. The piece Lost One actually started as an album cover for my ex, we broke up before I completed it and I manipulated it and turned it into something of my own, Insides was finished a short time after that and both were presented at my first self curated art show. Going from this creative slump, to making something for him, to changing it, and presenting it in a show where people came to see me and the art I was separated from has been the most transformative pieces I have ever made.”
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