Why does it always rain on me? represents those moments when we feel as if our problems are consuming our lives. The dagger like mirror pieces represent the pressures, responsibilities and worries that we feel drag us down. These daggers try to tear through that protective shield of the umbrella, which we build around ourselves in times of stress only to bounce off and fade to glistening diamond like speckles signifying the notion that there is always a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’.
Why does it always rain on me? is from the series The Art of Our Emotions.
The Art of Our Emotions is an exploration of raw human emotion as I grab hold of feelings that we all experience at some point in our lives, and I paint it on canvas. I express these emotions through distorted figures that never have facial features so that the viewers can visualise themselves. I use mirror pieces to symbolise reflection and the ability to look back at life, but also to entice the viewer because when they look into the mirror, they see an image of themselves on the canvas, suddenly they have become part of the painting and can instantly relate to it. Thus, the viewer is encouraged to reflect upon their life and can think about being in that situation. Above all, the glistening diamond like mirror pieces also add another visual dimension to the painting, because light is reflected and bounces off of them as if it is dancing around the canvas, changing the paintings appearance constantly.