Friday, May 4, 2012
Epitome - A Broken Heart
16"x20" Mixed Media( Lipstick, Eyeliner, Charcoal, Nailpolish, Eyeshadow, Lipgloss)
In every piece of artwork I do the materials used symbolize the message/emotions I'm trying to convey. In this particular piece I used makeup because I feel so often times we as women try to hide or cover our insecurities, when in actuality they are what make us unique and truly beautiful.I wanted this piece to speak for itself for all those who have been "heart broken" due to not being accepted for who they truly are.
My best friend has recently gone through a number of bad break ups. I keep telling her to be patient , focus on herself, and everything else (A GOOD MAN) will fall into place. I've learned all this the hard way. I used to be in her shoes. My relationships wouldn't last for more than a few months, sometimes even weeks, I would fall into a depression state, and lose all interest in things I enjoyed. It wasn't until I re-evaluted the way I viewed myself and focused on my creativity and artwork, that I began to feel truly happy again. Unfortunately heartache is a part of life, and something we as individuals must all go through, but it's how we tap into these emotions and use them as learning experiences that help us grow and adapt as humans. Not only is Epitome - A Broken Heart a representation of the emotions my dear friend has been feeling, but I believe all can relate to the agony of broken heart in some way, shape, or form. For me, this draws me back to memories of sadder days when I felt very much alone, but it also keeps me humble and grateful for the wonderful loved ones I have in my life, and the supportive loving man by my side. My journey of relationships and past love hasn't been easy, but I can honestly say I would not be the strong willed open minded person I am today without such heartache. Be patient, live life, and most importantly don't be afraid to fall in LOVE.