Artworks are first available for purchase in-person at the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artwork will be available for purchase online following the event.
"I want to run away to escape my boring, tedious life, but I am stuck; plagued by my own dark thoughts of anger, frustration, and defeat. Everything is crowding in on me.
I have a cup of coffee to help boost my energy and hopefully organise my thoughts, but it does not help. Instead, the coffee bag decomposes into my artwork, creating an ochre stained background with grainy shadows, its string eventually defining the tail of an irritated mouse.
Too lethargic to paint, I grab a magazine to create a collage.
I surrender to my emotions, using frantic, quick pen strokes to create a chaotic scene of fire and ash. Dotted pathways form as my mind calms down, and finally a treed landscape appears beyond, calling me with its promise of peace, fulfillment and ultimately a better life.
Once again art has pulled me out of the darkness."