FOR SALE BY AUCTION IN SUPPORT OF SASC (SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT CENTRE). Click here to check out the Heartspace virtual art auction for this work and others by various artists. This piece can only be purchased through the SASC auction. Sales go towards fundraising efforts to support survivors of sexual abuse.
Preview begins May 5th 2021 at 12pm.
Bidding begins May12th 2021 at 12pm
Bidding closes May 19th 2021 at 12pm.
36" x 40"
acrylic, watercolor, conte and ink on canvas
It can be hard to maintain perspective in a difficult situation, especially if you’re overcome with feelings of anxiety and overwhelm. It takes a lot of practice to be able to step back, remove yourself from your dilemma, and take in the view from afar, but it is possible to do this!
Sometimes when my life feels like it is falling apart and I get overwhelmed, it can feel like like I'm standing in the middle of the road during a mega thunderstorm. It's scary. It's uncomfortable. It feels like I'm getting so wet that my clothes will never dry, that my hair will remain soaked forever and ever. It's in those moments that I try to take a step back, and remember that nothing lasts forever - not the good stuff and not the bad stuff, either.
What would happen to your state of mind if the next time you're going through an overwhelming situation, you imagine yourself stepping out of the middle of the road and seeking shelter? Can you image the relief it might bring you? If you're able to stay dry and watch the thunderstorm taking place through the window, it may seem like a totally different kind of storm. One that you can observe, instead of be engulfed by. You can still experience the storm without getting soaked. Maybe you’ll even be able to see the sun peeking through the clouds... or maybe not, it might take a long time for the sun to come out. But that's ok, because even if the storm lasts for a while, you won't be in the middle of it. You'll be watching it from a distance, through the window while you're safe and sheltered, and you know it won’t last forever because the sun always comes out after a storm.
More info about this product:
This painting was hand-stretched by the artist in her studio and is super light-weight for wall-mounting. It can be hung as an exposed canvas, or framed in a floating wood frame for a more polished look. This painting comes with a hand-written artist statement and signature. If you purchase this painting you will be contacted by the artist for more information about pick-up options in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, or delivery/shipping information. Please note that the buyer is responsible for any shipping charges, but the artist will facilitate the process by obtaining quotes, packaging the product safely, and bringing it to a shipping centre at no extra cost. Reach out to the artist directly through the Contact page for any inquiries regarding this piece.
*This is an original painting by Tania LaCaria, there is only one in the world.