|the dress series|
Because I don't want to go there.
|the dress series - "Invisible"|
I was sick for a long time. From age 14 to about 20. And I still am sometimes. I know what it's like to be rushed to the hospital again and again--because you are going to die if they don't get you there. Literally.
|the dress series - "Invisible" detail|
Then there are the times in-between.
|the dress series - "Backburner"|
|the dress series - "Backburner" detail|
|the dress series - "Triumph"|
|the dress series - "Triumph" detail|
But by far the saddest story, at least for myself, is this one:
|the dress series - "Prom Night"|
|the dress series - "Prom Night" detail|
So yes, I painted these paintings and I cried my tears. I know the story is sad...a lot of people have at least one sad story to tell. But you know what? This was positively cathartic for me. This is the first time I've allowed myself to paint something that was about my adolescence/teen years. This is a triumph of its own kind. I'm not the worlds greatest painter, not the most talented, but what I always am is honest.
And honestly, I feel a hell of a lot better.