"Sum of its Parts" – 18"x24" oil on canvas – 2017
Heart, soul, and a stomach of pills, all washed down with regret. The soul never could reach the heart to heal the wound. Pills on brain and heroin in the heart, all zipped up in a loose duffel bag of 29 years. Never saw the light, but I did see the tunnel.
Dissection of hope,
love in one tray,
enthusiasm in another tray,
strength in another tray,
and a liver in the last tray.
A pill full or heart and soul all washed down with a cup of water. I escaped the ward, but I'm still trapped in a bottle. My heart and soul.... my love and enthusiasm are all zipped up in a red and blue capsule. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, but the tunnel is orange and has a white cap.