Emotions are a dicey proposition. We need to experience and understand them in order to grow and heal. At the same time if we allow them to overwhelm us, we can get into trouble. Repression, on the other hand, is just as bad leading to stagnation.
Jill Joy - Dissolution - oil on canvas - 60x72"
In this work, which I create on an as needed basis to cope with strong feelings, I have allowed myself a constructive way to feel and process my emotions: Giving them life and expression, but not allowing them to overwhelm me or anyone else. And in the process a dynamic piece of art is created that, having transformed me, has I believe, the power to transform the viewer.
Jill Joy - Divertere - oil on canvas - 36x36"