Layers of my life
Since I was two and a half years old, my life has been fill of loss and sadness. The black areas of the work symbolise this darkness.
But there have been many bright times, happy and joyful. Colour fills my days, as in the painting.
Threaded through all this has been my strong faith, which helped me cope with the really bad times, and rejoice in the great times — thus the cross.
I asked friends to give me a word to describe me. Some said they needed more than one! These are the words in the painting — me through their eyes.
Lastly, the eye is others seeing me and my life in colourful detail.
Mixed media on canvas