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Cast The First Stone (WIP)

T.J. Ysseldyke's avatar T.J. Ysseldyke

"Cast The First Stone" I have been on a mental health journey for the past year and a half...when covid hit, it took me to a darker place then I've ever been....To purge my anxieties, and battle my inner demons I turned back to a passion that is always there to help me find my way. Through therapy, medication, and art...I believe I've found my way back to the right wavelength. A wave that I should have stayed riding in 2014... This piece is me in the raw. It's me standing my ground for the first time in a long time. It's me admitting to myself that my past traumas aren't my fault, and I can free myself from the weight of it, through this...I never start a painting with a set plan. I tend to find shapes in the chaos of the background, and work those shapes till an image emerges that brings me calm. This is obviously a darker piece, but in all honesty I think it's a piece that was done with me subconsciously saying,"It's time to cut the ties, and shed the weight that's pulling me down"

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1in
  • Medium: Acrylic, spray paint, Posca paint markers
  • Width: 48in
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 60in