Suspended Belief

Pain
Pain

Pain, a four letter word too soft to carry the weight each step brings. 24 x 24 in. Oil on Canvas

Stigma Conversations
Stigma Conversations

Judging mental illness creates hissing clouds weary of conversations. 10 x 7 in. Charcoal on Paper

Sometimes the moon is too close
Sometimes the moon is too close

Blood lingers in quiet passages. I hear it speaking the same rhythm of waves when eyes of the moon are full. 6 x 10 in. Charcoal on Paper

Early morning monster
Early morning monster

Its body is a dark shadow with bright yellowish orange firecracker eyes. 9 x 11 in. Charcoal on Paper

RecovSelf3
RecovSelf3

Some days I wonder how far I need to let go what I know to become who I am. waterbears sing in my shower. 9 x 11 in. Charcoal on Paper

Post election
Post election

We passed by a musician panhandling and she smiled for the first time saying "How courageous it is someone is outside playing on a day like today." 8 x 10 in. Charcoal on Paper

First step without crutches
First step without crutches

First step without crutches after 4 months and first surgery. 12 x 18 in. Oil on Canvas

How to get up again
How to get up again

When you find yourself on the ground, how do you get up again? 30 x 40 in. Oil on Paper

Lake
Lake

Lulling monsters to sleep, skid across frozen waves. 20 x 18 in. Oil on Panel

Forget pain, forget yourself
Forget pain, forget yourself

The more I walk the less I remember the plate in my foot. 8 x 14 in. Charcoal on Paper

One step at a time
One step at a time

18 x 24 in. Oil on Panel

First reveal
First reveal

Five screws, three incisions, two weeks, and one plate later, my foot is revealed with laced stitches. 30 x 40 in. Oil on Paper

Attempt to dance standing again
Attempt to dance standing again

64 x 86 in. Mixed media (Charcoal, Acrylic, Spray paint) on un-stretched Canvas

Andy
Andy

I try to listen past the porcupine quills of chronic pain. 24 x 24 in. Oil on Canvas

Andy antlers
Andy antlers

Muscles wrap themselves into clutching antlers, holding movements captive and spitting laughter into chokes. 30 x 40 in. Charcoal on Paper

Past reemergence
Past reemergence

112 x 136 in. Oil and Charcoal on un-stretched Canvas