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.
Ravyn Rayne Art has suffered from anxiety for most of life and six years ago started recovery from drug addiction. During this addiction, depression and anxiety had risen so high that Raven Rayne Art couldn't function or go outside. Raven Rayne Art describe this time as, 'not living'.
After a tough childhood, Raven Rayne Art honestly believed that this anxiety-driven nightmare was normal, and was taught to always wear a brave face, not to cry and to show no emotion. As adult life took a massive side step of addiction and domestic violence, Raven Rayne Art lost that brave face and persona, and felt alone.
But through these experiences Raven Rayne Art learned that this was not okay and that she wasn't alone. Introduced to art therapy, Raven Rayne Art learned how to be happy, how to express creativity, how to live and laugh - it was a journey of self-discovery.
Through all those years of frustration and stress, Raven Rayne Art is no longer ashamed of anxiety and mental health. In fact, Raven Rayne Art wears them as a badge of strength and power.
"A perfect Harmony; the simple music of the world. Perhaps the sunshine may hide away for hours, but we still know it's there. Although we cannot see it sometimes through clouds or night or rain, we know it is still there.
Be the light when it fades away. Face the light everyday. Believe in the light that shines; be the light that shines your way.
Anxiety can take you to dark places - through Art Therapy I have learnt to focus my thoughts and feeling into my art. This artwork, Harmony, is a glimpse into the way I start my day. Although there may be troubled waters below, I stop, acknowledge my thoughts and feelings, create my own light and face the day."
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