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Unprovoked + Unpredictable

Emily Rose Yob's avatar Emily Rose Yob

I continue to explore new mediums and concepts, but I have recently begun exploring abstraction, and the boundless opportunities that it presents. It’s teaching me to focus on the process in the moment, and allow the finished product to happen more organically. I’m influenced greatly by my own personal experiences, vulnerability, and mental health experiences. Texture has such a grounding quality to it, that I wanted to bring it to the forefront and how it’s helped me since being diagnosed with a severe panic disorder. By layering these influences, I am able to create art that encourages inner reflection and awareness to mental health. These formations you see on the canvas are intentional, and are abstracted tracings of my very own brain scans! More specifically, my amygdala and periaquaductal gray; the two parts of the brain that light up during a panic attack. With bright colors that call back to PET scans of the brain, this sculptural painting brings attention to mental health.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 3/8"
  • Medium: Oil Paint
  • Width: 36"
  • Year created: 2021
  • Height: 48"