2013-2014, proved to be a pretty stressful year – both personally and professionally. At the time, I was working a job in mental health; understaffed (and underpaid!) with a number of clients on my caseload in crisis, every day was basically firefighting one drama after another. I can’t recall feeling so burned out from a job (and life in general), to which I discovered a certain catharsis in drawing.
The pieces below began as re-interpretations of my dual compositions with added references to surrealism, cubism and the yin yang symbol. In ‘the Doors of Perception,’ Huxley wrote that, ‘Most dreams are without colour, or else are only partially or feebly coloured.’ I don’t know if that’s true, but I curiously came to look upon these drawings as ‘Dreamscapes.’