Mixed Media on Wooden Panel
I painted Lumina during a time where I was really struggling with my anxiety. Maybe it’s because the pandemic fatigue has finally crept up on me. I wasn’t sure how it got this far but when the walls started cracking, all the light in me vanished and it quickly became a desperate crawl out of the dark.
I think the best way to describe it is on some days, I would feel like my mind doesn’t belong to me anymore. I’d jump from being panicked about everything one day to another day feeling a complete numbness where nothing seems to matter anymore.
Lumina is about breaking free and finding the light within. It's possible that this struggle may never go away, but I’m hopeful that it gets easier the more I try.