Thought Journey by Amy Parker
Thought Journey by Amy Parker
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Artworks are first available for purchase by sponsors and dignitaries before being available in person at the Exhibition in Brisbane. Unsold artworks can also be purchased online following the event.

Thought Journey

Amy Parker
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Mixed media acrylic and collage on canvas
40cm x 80cm
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"Creating this artwork was a long-winded, yet enjoyable process. After starting it in my weekly art class, I continued to work on this artwork 2-3 hours most nights after the kids were in bed. It was my opportunity to wind down from the chaos of the day; a time when I didn't have to worry about the kids, didn't have to stress about the clutter in the house - I could just 'be'."

Amy Parker’s borderline personality disorder diagnosis answered a lot of questions she’s always had:

Why can’t I control my emotions?
Why can’t I make friends?
Why am I so impulsive?
Why am I sometimes destructive?
Why are these things always happening to me?

Building the tools and techniques she needs to thrive has been a game-changer for mother-of-three Amy, who has loved art ever since she was a little girl. She remembers sitting in a Welsh classroom during primary school doing a drawing which would earn her praise from all the teachers.

Art provides Amy much-needed respite from her busy brain, which she says is often difficult to quieten.