Hello Beautiful People 💛
Firstly, I would like to thank you all for supporting me and my modeling journey.
The truth is, over the past few months I have been struggling, my mental health hasn't been the best it could be, so I took some time out of modeling to build this back up... And THANK GOD, I am recovering and getting back to my normal self!! The feeling of depression and anxiety was something completely unknown to me, I lost all my self confidence and thought the world was against me, but now, thanks to the amazingly beautiful friends I have in my life, I am starting to feel my happy bubbly self again.
SO WATCH THIS SPACE, I'm back, and great things are coming 💪🏼💛 #mentalhealth#depression#anxiety#imback#support#friendship#getthehelpyouneed#modeling#dorsetmodel#love#appreciatewhatyouhave
STREET SKUNK (the lonely stoner)
This piece was a freestyle drawing inspired by listening to hip hop while sketching with no real direction, until I saw the image in vivid detail and finished sketching not really knowing what the image meant yet but I knew there was something to it. Once I had finished and had time to sit back and work out what it meant my first surface interpretation is that it was a visual love letter to marijuana and the inspiration it can bring. On deeper inspection the next interpretation was an abstract portrait of a friend inspired from an actual real life experience, painting the scene how it felt and not how it actually looked. My further interpretation was that it was about the difference in stigma between white people smoking marijuana often being classed as hippys or at worst lazy stoner burn outs. In comparison to black people smoking being seen as dangerous, feared, violent with criminal undertones. which is why the figure is painted with this solemn lonely feel, long sad eyes wide with fear, hunched over and arms awkward and nervously folded into the body. To show sometimes smoking isn't about getting high and partying or causing any kind of trouble but just to get by and cope. Which brings me to my last interpretation of coping with the anxious uncomfortable feeling of being black in a white world. which is why the contrast of the figure and background is so high, highlighting the emotion of feeling as if you're living in someone else's world and being the minority.