It took me a pandemic to realize everything I was frantically chasing after what was already in my possession; I was too busy to care for it, too distracted to enjoy it, and exhausted chasing after replacements for it.
Borne out of discontentment and a vision for what could be, an idea planted in my brain almost to this very date that I wanted to learn all about watercolour and I wanted to bring something different to the town that I lived in. Less than a year later, I would have never imagined that I would be invited to hang my work in a local venue.
There’s something about the melancholy of the current era that makes me examine more introspectively the things that I’m grappling with. Ultimately, there is some lamenting and sadness for things that are happening - illness, flooding, disappointment, loss.
“Octopus Brains” is a series of Octopus Portraits that ultimately depict the three predominant mindsets I fluctuate in and out of in a the Covid-fatigued Fall of 2020. The short series uses a combination of homemade inks and pigments with watercolour on Cotton.
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