11 x 14 in, oil on birch


Even though the first piece in this series left me in better mood, the second gave a jolt. I cannot get over things overheard, uttered by those important in my life. Details included here may be familiar to artists and athletes of all types. They may have been told the same directly:

your heART (the only thing you are good at) is a NONSENSE! If we don’t believe in you, how can anyone else?  Get a 9 - 5 job.

This work is very faint. I felt awkward creating it. Shame, disappointment, and upset can be hard to share—and others' words