Currently exhibiting at Dacorum Creatives Hub
The Tangled World of a Tangled Mind
In the tangled world of a tangled head,
the Lady of Harris navigates chaotically,
through the Amazonian jungle of her mind
In her tangled days she finds tangled ways,
to seek pathways through Neuro space,
emerging into clarity.
In the tangled curls and the tangled swirls,
art gives expression to her every thought,
hinting at the route map to her soul.
In the tangled crush of a tangled brush,
fine lines entwine fantasy, to create
an absolute reality.
In tangled inspiration lies tangled salvation,
bringing inner peace to a creative mind,
discovering reflections of herself.
In the tangled world of a tangled mind,
the artist within channels her genius,
through a kaleidoscope of colour.
We all have a story to tell……….When an over imaginative mind leads to anxiety, life can get tough. The unseen ties that bind a person to unseen prison bars create a mentally challenging lifestyle.
The building blocks to breaking out of a spiral came through the As One service, Newleaf College and parkrun. Struggling
to grasp the concepts of mindfulness (a useful tool in managing anxiety) and signposted to a class for mindful drawing, the
realisation dawned that creativity can be just as important to improving mental well-being as physical fitness. A journey towards
artistic salvation began slowly; step by step, and with the love and support of family and friends, escape from the imaginary
barricades led to an incredible, non-judgemental journey of discovery.
The lizard brain still plays tricks, attempting to close the walls in, but the creative outlets now in place mean far more 'great days' and 'good days' than ‘bad days’ and 'dark days'.
The #Neuroheadz series………. The inspiration for this current series of work entitled #Neuroheadz, mixes the zentangling method of creating structured patterns with a love of period drama, especially Bridgerton, with its elegant, beautiful wigs and hats. The elaborate designs start life as simple yet expressive faces and then random shapes lead to intricate designs that are brought to life through colour, pattern and real life images.
Favourite quote: There are no mistakes, just happy accidents!
Commissions are welcome