“Painful Transitions” and “Despair”
Medium: Prismacolor markers, Micron pens and watercolor on Mixed media/Bristol paper
Size: 18×24 inches
Year Completed: 2017
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Going through some older art, looking forward to finishing, my mind came to a sudden halt. Two moving pieces that I forgot were created, appeared. These must have been completed around the end of 2017.
Initially, I didn’t know what to make of the process and was grinding heavily with the passing of my grandfather, being in a new city, dealing with bankruptcy and starting a new relationship.
Nothing, artistically, wanted to stick. It was a freaking mess and did not have a clue where I was heading. The only thing for sure was to move forward because there was no turning back.
Resurfacing I now see, feel and even hear the pains of transitions I was experiencing during that time.
The destruction of what was and the construction of something bigger than I imagined.
It wasn’t a pleasant time, but a necessary time none the less.
L’Andrae’ Bradley, February 2019