I Will Not Fear
I Will Not Fear is an ongoing collection of colorful paintings and mixed media sculptures that are inspired by dark feelings such as anxiety and depression that I dealt with for as long as I can remember. Each piece is representative of fears that influence my mental state and effect my work. Through an abstract meditative process, I allow myself to reflect on the feeling and using representative and symbolic imagery I portray these fears that tend to hold me back. I inject the piece with humor using materials such as flags, balloons, candles, and even bubble gum along with many more. This brings physicality to the piece and pulls it out of being a traditional rectangular oil painting on a wall. It is the very act of creating these artworks that allows me to process and laugh at the fears that I face. I invite you to laugh along with me.