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Speaking in Silence

36″ w x 36″ h

Acrylic on canvas
Price for Original: $2,000
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About the painting

This painting is one of the most personal ones for me. It is dedicated to a dear friend who is finding their own way back.

Someone asked me how long it took me. I really couldn’t say since I stopped and started so many times because it broke my heart each time I’d stick my brush in the paint.

More than anything else, the piece is about loss and sadness. AND the elephant in the room, mental illness. We NEED a dialogue about this.

Everyone may have their own interpretation but this is why I needed to paint this.

I was watching a friend spiral down and bringing loved ones along. It was a tragic and out of control period. It’s so hard to help in such situations, outside of simply offering love and friendship.

“Speaking in Silence” was MY means of gaining “control” of my feelings and was how I needed to show what was in my heart. There’s always hope when you have the love and support of family and friends. And the strength and commitment to overcome your obstacles.

Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something broken, but instead, starting over and creating something better.