"My journey with depression began at about 11 years old. I would periodically find myself so deeply unhappy and hard to enthuse, the only cure for me was to walk in nature and to indulge in art. This was a pattern that was to punctuate my life.
These listless feelings gave rise to low self-esteem and giving up on many of my dreams. However, in more recent years after a series of terrible losses I turned to nature and art to deal with my grief.
My work gathers plant materials and water from specific locations, which I guide through a dyeing process. The images are then painted with mineral pigments. I paint with the landscape that heals me and look at subjects that move me.
I often examine the desire to sink down into the earth, to rest my head on soft moss and draw a blanket of leaves over my tired and weary body. Depression turns my body heavy and my breath shallow. Nature lifts me up and painting helps me breathe."
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