Words Escape Me, 2023


Size Framed: 29.5cm x 35.5cm

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas Board


This grayscale painting with a hint of Prussian blue depicts the internal anguish of not having the words to express one’s feelings. The background of the painting is dark and chaotic, which represents the artist’s inner turmoil. The foreground is filled with words that have been torn from books. These words represent the artist’s thoughts and feelings, which are too difficult to put into words. The origami butterflies symbolise hope. The butterflies are delicate and fragile, but they also represent strength and resilience.

Please note that this painting currently forms part of an active exhibition, and will only be shipped during the week of the 4th of September.

This forms part of my series ”The Weight Of It All” – a series of paintings that delve into the struggles with mental health. Born out of a period of grief following the loss of a close friend, these artworks have evolved into a poignant representation of my own journey with mental health over the years, offering viewers a visual glimpse into the intricacies of my mind. I hope to encourage conversations about mental health, challenging stigmas, and fostering a supportive environment for those grappling with their own mental well-being.


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