I had come to the realisation that I had lost my true self to a corporate persona that I didn't at all like. Consumed by work demands and stresses I failed to see the magic within the every day, I failed to see the love in the relationships I shared and I failed to find joy in the little things. I don't know who I had regressed to - But I felt like a robot. Task In > Process > Task Out, Repeat. No emotion behind anything. A lack of challenges, a lack of true meaning and a lack of feeling valued.
My mental health deteriorated over the year, it started to impact my physical health and my relationships.
This image represents all the fear and anxiety around the thoughts of losing who you are, and who you are to the ones you love. It embodies the internal conflict, and the self awareness of this state of being as well as the rejection of the notion that things cannot and will not ever change.
Immersing myself in art and within this project is helping me to reflect internally, and reconnect with my feelings and emotions, whether they be good or bad. It is all part of the journey - Art blossoms from within and heals without discrimination.