This first piece is something I have been working on for a year or more. I couldn't get it to a place where it made sense of what i was trying to say so I had to keep shelving it.
Just when i finished it i received correspondence from my sister outlining her battle with depression and feelings of suicide. It seemed odd that the piece had ended up being so dark and proved such a challenge at the time when she was suffering through her own battles.
Just like the piece above it ended up being put to one side as inspiration dried up. This week i found the pull to start working on it again and I have finally moved it into the direction I wanted. I'm pretty pleased with the result.
It still needs a couple of extra layers but I don't think it will take me too long to get it finished and framed ready for a summer exhibition.