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COLORS OF EMOTION

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THIS PAGE IS STILL BEING UPDATED

I have a lot of content with this new series, and I want to make sure it's set up right! Please check back soon to see the series.

Or follow me on social media to see the artwork in the meantime.

Thanks!

COLORS OF EMOTION

Exploring Emotion Through Color

This is my first body of work that I am releasing as a coherent collection. As an atist I find it important to grow and expand your creativity. It's what we do. Most of my artwork follow the same formula: Cute, Colorful, and Cheerful. That's what I do, and is how I express myself through my art.  However I do se my art as a conversation with my viewer. We have a strange way of connecting to art, and I want to further explore that myself.

This collection reveals the different emotions we cycle through. We do not experience one emotion at a time. It's often a mix of other things, and makes it complicated to explain. We can feel these, but can we ever really describe them? These pieces dive into those complicated emotions, and are inspired from real stories, from real experiences.

These are the colors of our emotions.

LANGUISH

"My father removed himself from my life when I was three years old. Since then he has chosen not to be a part of it. This is a concept that is hard to fathom, yet happens worldwide. All my life i’ve heard “you’re better off without him” or something along those words. When thought about, I would say that is true. When talking to others in the same situation, there is nothing that makes us drastically different from others who did grow up with a father. But if so, then why does this feeling of sadness, anger and questioning still linger?" It's a mix of different feelings: sadness, resent, curiosity and doubt. That's what this painting talks about. 

This first piece is inspired by a personal story of mine. 

 

DISTRUST

Our anger is often fueled by the actions of another. We can get frustrated at ourself, but we only show it when we have a viewer. Being able to put your all into another person is a huge commitment. And when that promise is broken byt he other person, it also causes a huge reaction. The flames can be started by an array of actions, and leave both parties feeling a range of emotions. However what they do not realize while in the heat, is that they are actually still connected with eachother - or may even still care for each other. Otherwise why would they still feel anger in the first place?

 

OPTIMISM

I think what keeps people happy is their optimism. The outlook you have on things greatly affects your moods, and how you interact with people. I think when you keep good hope and make the choice to be optimistic, you have a heightened sense of inner peace. It's a choice. From it you have the power to change yourself and positively affect those around you. It's not one thing to just "be". It takes a postivie outlook to make that happen.That's what this painting talks about.