When there are no words, we tell our story with art.
#3 "Angle of Mercy"
This is a set of three. It is a personal story painted into words with pictures. Pain.
Anger, numbness and acceptance.
As (bad) luck would have it, my beloved pets of almost 20 years all died within a 6 months span. What are the chances of that? As Im sure you can imagine, the pain was unbearable.
I decided to medicate myself.....with painting.
I painted #1 right after their deaths. I was mad at myself for not saving them. They died of natural causes we all will face one day. Old age.
There was no way I could save them from that but my head would'nt talk my heart out of that one.
#1 is pure unadulterated anger.
I calmed down as the months rolled on and #2 was not as bad as hell but more of "okay maybe it wasnt my fault". Im not in hell anymore but more of a "void of all feelings" stage. Purgatory. I was numb. After all 20 years is a very long time. After all they were my furry little babies.
#2 is absolute numbness.
Then a few years passed and I rolled in the stage of acceptance. The pain was still there as it is today. As it was on that gut wrenching day, but I could accept the absence of pattering paws following me around the house.
#3 was acceptance.
9 years later, Im still thinking about them.
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Artist: Barbara Lemley
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