Tiny Bites

An overly long, and probably unnecessary, deeper look into the inspiration behind my newest art work, Weather Peace.

This piece was an attempt at self- acceptance. I could say something like, “I was diagnosed with hereditary chronic depression three years ago and since then have received continual treatment”. But that doesn’t sound true at all. In my personal experience there is nothing that feels “medical” or “treatable” about depression. For me there doesn’t seem to be anything concrete about depression that can be pinned down and understood.

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Abstract Emotion Samplers, 2018

Abstract Emotion Samplers
A series
30″ X 11.5″
Spray Paint and Thread on Cardstock

A visual representation of emotions inspired by the beautiful compendium of words by John Koenig, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows.
Rubatosis: The unsettling awareness of your own heartbeat.
Chrysalism: The amniotic tranquility of being indoors during a thunderstorm.
Vellichor: The strange wistfulness in used bookshops.
Kuebiko: A state of exhaustion inspired by acts of senseless violence.
Opia: The ambiguous intensity of looking someone in the eye, which can feel simultaneously invasive and vulnerable.
Enouement: The bittersweetness of having arrived in the future, seeing how things turn out, and not being able to tell your past self.