As a child, I had a very vivid imagination. Often, it would lead me through long afternoons, spent waging miniature battles with green army men – weaving elaborate stories and plots as the pieces charged across the battlefield.
This imagination sometimes took me to some dark places. There were many nights where I’d awaken from a nightmare…terrified.
There was one memorable occasion where my Mom did her best to console me as I cried from another nightmare. I tried to explain to her the difficulty I had while trying to fall asleep:
“My mind is like a monster machine. When I close my eyes – it makes new monsters.”
Many years have passed since that night. Eventually, I fell asleep. Yet, as time has gone by, I’ve seen many repeat visits of this ‘monster machine’ even into my adult years.
2018 brought me a lot of changes. Not all of these changes have been easy to navigate. I recall one afternoon where I was hit by a wave of uncertainty/fear. I’ve had many similar moments. However, something was different that afternoon.
The feelings presented themselves to me; asking me what I wanted to do with them.
“I’m going to paint you.” I replied.
This piece was the result of the afternoon. When the painting was finished, I knew the feelings had passed – and so did I.
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