acrylic on plywood, 24x24
my abstract paintings are a representation of me being present in the moment of whatever I’m feeling, whatever i’m listening to, whoever is around me.
it has been a catalyst for self-discovery for me because sometimes i don’t even know what i’m painting or feeling until i take a step back and observe it.
this painting was especially symbollic to me, because as I was painting I realized these dark corners were closing in on this calm, smooth center…. representing the pressure and anxiety i was feeling in that moment. And so i decided to face it — to meet that pressure head on.
The “feathers” (fan-like brushstrokes) and neon dots that are painted at the edges of darkness are my fight, my positivity, and my self-love to protect me from the corners caving in.
the painting can also be seen as the perspective of being inside and a tunnel and looking out towards the light (you can also see a bird flying out of the tunnel). Either way, this painting encapsulates a feeling of hope, positivity, and inner strength even on days when it feels like the world is caving in.