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.
"As the moon shines down its glory, the night is dark and calm. This sight should bring peace, but I start to feel alarm.
It's been a long day, you've had your time, to shine and live and laugh, now it's time to face your fears - anxiety in the dark.
Take your time, reflect on life, you know you've come so far. Look back on today and smile away and wish upon a star.
Breathe in and out, that's right, like that, breath in and out your power.
Now take off that badge you wear so proud, and so you should my dear. But now, let's rest, time for a shower, time to wash away the fear.
Tomorrow needs light, your light. Goodnight.
This artwork is a follow up piece to the artwork, Harmony. Both artworks are inspired by the reality of my night and day."
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