These two pieces represent a turning point and what I feel is “the climax” of “The Malcontent”. A point of revelation and loss of inhibition and restraint. No longer tied to relationships, addiction, expectation and past traumas, finding freedom to move on. I think these pieces depict a change in mindset, where I was finally able to distance myself from toxic relationships and begin to differentiate myself from my circumstances, cutting away those things that were detrimental to me and letting go of the emotional and psychological traumas that I had allowed to define me. This is right about the time I changed my life and I will include a few pieces from that time as resolution; a “light at the end of the tunnel”, if you will, but I want the collection to mostly be about the journey, not the destination.
If you’ve held on this long, take heart; we are on the home stretch, now.
HG – 03/17/16