In honor of everyone who has navigated through suicide, depression and other brain chemistry challenges themselves or with ones they love.
I intend the sculpture to be a combination of storytelling, community engagement that encourages sharing, healing and life long conscious awareness.
3D animation of the project
My need to understand emotional intelligence & mental wellness is personal and familial; schizophrenia, depression, bi-polar disorder and suicide have been part of my life. As complicated as these diagnoses and events are, they also can be an awakening. I’m being called to help or heal others and my artwork is one vehicle that allows me to do so.
The day I learned that my son, a bright light, that taught me so much about life laughter & loyalty,
decided to die by choice, changed me so intensely that I am now ready to share my story [post traumatic growth], how I am maneuvering, and my compassion for your [everyone's] hurt and healing process.
This project is in an early stage, yet the CCI [Colorado Creative Industries] grant I was awarded in August 2022, provided funds for me to have 3D renderings & animation made to explore the relationship between the viewer, the work, and the site.