"An Artist is a Performer on the Canvas. A Dancer with a Paintbrush. A Musician with the Paint. A Poet in each Stroke." -Melissa Janel
'Why Happy Why Sad' Painting Series
This series, Why Happy Why Sad, is a statement, not a question. The opposing dichotomies are on a spectrum of which we slide back and forth; Depression/Hope; Death/Rebirth; Isolation/Inclusion; Pain/Healing; Self-Hatred/Self-Respect. Everything in our emotional, intellectual and situational environment leads us back to the root of the issue: these battles between our minds, hearts, bodies and souls. We are not all one or the other. The main point of this series comes down to this: It’s okay, and dare I say ‘normal’ to feel the contrasting emotions simultaneously.
Mixed Media on Canvas / (10) 48" x 48"
Donated to support St. Andrew's Residential Program for Youth (S.T.A.R. Program), a non-profit agency that provides residential care to youth and young adults in foster care and juvenile justice system through services in transitional housing and foster homes.