Friday, August 10, 2012
HERE). That painting titled I Couldn't Do A Thing For You (seen above) turned out to be one of my favorites from this new series. At the time, a good friend of mine was going through and recovering from brain surgery. I witnessed a lot of her process before and after the surgery, and it was really hard for me to see her physical struggles as well as the emotional struggles she was dealing with. For me, having witnessed my mom losing her life to lung cancer, it was just really difficult ~ to sit by (their) side and not be able to do a thing to help. In the painting, the skeleton represents my mom, she's already gone, and the figure by her side is me left still trying to help her - which represents how hard it was to see my friend struggle with her physical issues. At those moments, I would have given them my life - my lungs, my brain, my heart - to save them from their pains and sufferings. I told you it was dark. Now onto lighter things and looking forward to tomorrow!!!! (whew!) PLATINUM CHEESE where I was asked a few questions about my new work for Before I Hide Away (opens TOMORROW NIGHT!!). I was able to open up a bit more than usual here (in interview form) and talk about my mom and my husband, and how the both of them have influenced me as an artist. Go have a look because they're wonderful!!