Nothing provokes the artistic sensibility like grief.
Many of us are blind to the realities of loss and mourning until we're confronted with it head on.
For centuries, artists have turned to their work to address feelings of anger, confusion, fear, sadness, hope and love. While no painting, photograph or object can ever mend the holes that materialize in our hearts, I found art to address my loss to begin the healing process.
When I create art I can connect and get lost in my work on a higher level and although the presence of death still haunts me, I focused on growth, both as an artist and a person.
My work reflects the trajectory from darkness to light and I’m drawn to the play on darkness behind portraits, stars from the centre stage in our pop culture, but from within lies a deeper story behind each great musician, actor, or icon.
My focus is to honour the grit & pain behind the stardom.
Photo: Abby Wilkes