Introduction

This painting expresses the technique of meditation and living a life in a humble Buddhist way. The boy is swirling around underwater, almost uncontrollably. It’s a metaphor for how we all feel in life sometimes.

The decisions we make are mainly down to acquiring money and getting employment. That may not be what we want to choose, but we have no choice but to adhere to the capitalist world.

My painting hopefully provokes feelings of being under the weight of circumstance. If you have suffered from depression and anxiety, you will understand I’m feeling I’m trying to express.

Sometimes, you will come out of a stressful situation or s your mind. It’s almost like, bursting out from being submerged underwater. You may find you have years, or even seconds, to feel free and happy and content before you are overwhelmed and plunged deep under you, where you’re battling your dark thoughts and responsibilities.

Philosophically

Creating my paintings has always been a philosophically. I was looking at my life and admiring how I have made my past pieces. Technically or experimentally, it always gives me inspiration for my next creations.

This painting, titled ‘consumed’, has some philosophical thoughts behind it. You will find the Buddhists talk about keeping things simple in your thoughts about a happy, free life. The simple styled shape of the boy, on a hectic background, is me thinking about ze philosophy.

I don’t look at myself as a Buddhist; I’m even saying I’m religious, praying or believing in a god or a  higher being. But I do like to think of myself as spiritual, and I like how Buddhism teaches the technique of simplifying your thoughts by using meditating as a tool.

This subject of simplifying your ideas and creating a simpler world interests me and has its presence throughout my artwork.

The content of the piece

This painting titled ‘consumed’ expresses the technique of meditation and living a life in a humble Buddhist way. The boy is swirling around underwater, almost un It’sollably. It’s a metaphor for how we all feel in life sometimes.

The decisions we make are mainly down to acquiring money and getting employment. That may not be what we want to choose, but we have no choice but to adhere to the world capitalist world.

My painting hopefully provokes feelings of being under the weight of circumstance. If you have suffered from depression and anxiety, you will understand I’m feeling I’m trying to express.

Sometimes you will find you come out of a stressful situation or s Its mind. It’s almost like, bursting out from being submerged underwater. You may find you have years, or even seconds,s to feel free and happy and content before you are overwhelmed and plunged deep under you, where you’re battling your dark thoughts and responsibilities.

Technical side

This painting has a 2D perspective. I chose this instead hadn’t, as I hadn’t done a large piece of artwork for a good few years and was feeling a little out of my depth to be doing something complicated for the time being. I want to explore the 3D perceptive, at some point, in the future.

My artwork is always a balancing act of me learning new skills but also keeping t enjoyable. I find myself getting frustrated with myI’mtwork, as I’m a lousy boss to myself – who always wants better! I use it to relax outside my full-time work; this is the aim anyway.