I am an Art Educator at a private academy where I teach PreK-12th.
I specialize in drawing.
This piece was created using graphite. It demonstrates the struggles of those who suffer from mental illnesses on the inside and on the outside.
This drawing is of a slightly older individual and the rendering is deliberately incomplete. The unfinished nature of the image alludes to the idea that although aged, the individual has not reached the end of their lives. Therefore the subject has more living, growing, and maturing to do.
There is a purpose in the rope being tied loosely. The individual has the liberty to free themselves but remains enslaved by their own choice. Many times we know exactly what to do, but refuse to do just that. Sometimes we want freedom, but we use our liberty to remained chained to what we hate.
This image was completed in graphite and black pastel with a matte finish.
Gouache on Watercolor paper
We all have character codes we strive to live by. There's nothing like an individual who strives to live in humility.
It is a surreal yet transcendent experience when massive creatures remind us just how small we really are.