It is a widely known myth that artists are ‘crazy.’  Vincent van Gogh is the unwitting poster daddy of the crazy artist.  True, artists stand apart from ordinary people in the way they think and present themselves.  Often artists will go against the norms of social behavior and status quo and use the title ‘artist’ …

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There are Devils inside all of us. How you choose to interpret that devil is entirely up to you. For me, I see the devil as that dark slimy leech that sits quietly on my back, zapping me of all my energy. They are like weeds, no matter how you labor away into digging it …

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The Monster Inside Me: Darkness

March 4, 2014

2014 Monoprint on BFK Paper 11x15

2014
Monoprint on BFK Paper
11×15

Living with cancer, or watching someone close to you struggling with he disease, is one of the most depressing experience you can ever have in your life. You feel like you are stuck in a corner surrounded by empty darkness, and there seems to be no end or rather no light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been feeling that way for long time, ever since Mom got sick with cancer. In fact, it’s lot worse than the darkness I had previously gone through after that one brush with love ended in disaster twelve years ago. I don’t think I ever had the need to go on Prozac back then, as I am now. It’s just that bad, yes. Caring for a sick person is really not easy, no walk in the park. I knew that before but it’s not until you have it handed down to you that you really can understand the depth of the darkness that sweeps over you. But I’m a bit concerned that there is more to than the current state I am in right now, I might be catching something worse than depression. I am taking up on then thought of going to see a psychiatrist. It’s the troubling events that had unfolded in my life over the last few years that have really brought out the worst in me; and this time this “darkness” isn’t going to pass by any time soon…

The Monster Inside Me: Trapped

February 27, 2014

2014 Monoprinting on BFK paper 11x15

2014
Monoprinting on BFK paper
11×15

The cancer ordeal is not only limited to the patients; the loved ones, the caregivers, it affects them in big ways too. More because they may not fully comprehend the suffering the patient is enduring, and lots of times they become an emotional punching bag for when the patient need to vent out his/her anger or agony or plethora of other mixed up emotions they experience. Not only the patient, but lot of times the loved ones feel they are ‘trapped.’

D

December 17, 2013

2013 Watercolor, pastel, pencil on Bristol 11x17

2013
Watercolor, pastel, pencil on Bristol
11×17

AS HESTER PRYNNE WAS CONDEMNED

TO OPENLY BEAR ON HER BREAST,

THE CURSED LETTER IN RED,

FOR THE CRIME OF AN ADULTERESS;

I TOO CARRY A HEAVY BURDEN,

THOUGH ONLY MY EYES CAN SEE

INSCRIBED DEEP IN MY SKIN

THIS ONE LETTER D.

THE LETTER THAT BEGINS ALL THAT STANDS FOR ILL,

WORDS DESIGNED TO OFFEND, DESTROY, KILL

THE FRAGILE SOUL WITHIN…

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