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The State of the World

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The State of the World

I do not know about you, but most of the time nowadays I feel drained and exhausted. Some of this is due to the challenges I am facing in my own life and some of it has to do with the increasing craziness that seems to be going on in this world. Every day now we hear many sad news. More often than I remember ever before, someone has lost their mind and ends up killing a bunch of people, sometimes including themselves. The amount of stress seems overwhelming and I even know some people who have decided to insulate themselves by no longer following news or participating in the social media. I personally find making art to be stress relieving. I pour the craziness that I experience in the world onto the paper and let it rip. This is how my wild drawings are born. They are pretty much uncensored stream of consciousness in black on white. Or in grey. And sometimes the other way around. Always with a touch of humor, either light or dark. My paintings tend to be more abstract at this point, but some of them, once or twice removed, originate from the drawings. If you are not channeling your emotions into creative action, I highly recommend that you find something that brings you peace and motivation and helps you center. Being an artist who tries to make their living with their art is very challenging and can be extremely frustrating, but I have not heard of any artists committing mass murders lately... so, cultivate your humanity and empathy and compassion by expressing yourself in a non-violent and meaningful way that brings you fulfillment and gives you hope and opens up your heart to love.