I started creating art because I craved beauty in a world that often feels dark and frightening. Since beauty can be so elusive, I decided to try to paint it myself in the form of my wishes and dreams in the hope that it would heal the broken places within me. I’m learning that depression serves a purpose. It is the inverted expression of peace and harmony. Depression isn’t something for us to wallow in so that we get lost in it. Depression’s function is for us to recognize that our greatest desire is to experience harmony and beauty, and can be a catalyst to get us to create those things ourselves.
This is my attempt to feel the energetic medicine of the colors and shapes I place on the canvas, drink them in, and ask them to have a curative effect on my heart. It’s my hope that you too will feel healed by them.
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the Universe, to match your nature with Nature.” — Joseph Campbell