The week’s version of ‘Roller Coaster Moods Trapped In Cartoons’ by Felicity Tse touches on the subject of how we value art and ourselves. It’s an interesting issue that revolves around self-esteem and seeing yourself based on reality and not what anyone else thinks. Before we continue, here’s what Felicity had to say about her work.
“This piece is called ‘Abstract Expressionism.’ It plays on the idea of how we perceive ourselves; not recognizing what you see in the mirror versus seeing real value/a work of art. Like art, sometimes we see a piece that we don’t understand or why it would be considered “great” in the first place, while others can see it and interpret it very easily. No matter how dull we think a piece of work is, there’s always someone out there who will think otherwise. No matter how small the value is, the value still exists.”
Seeing and reading about Felicity’s piece really hit home for me today and maybe it did for you too. In the last few weeks, the perception of myself and who I see in the mirror has deteriorated. I’ve been thinking that I’m worthless and that I haven’t done much with my life. Now I’m writing on this website and sharing art and stories, and thinking that it should be better received than it currently is, which gets me even more down. I’m in a cycle of negative image thinking, and it’s not easy to get out of.
I know I have value and the things I create do as well too, but it’s hard to believe that at this very moment. So I’m going to use the Art that Felicity showed us this week in an attempt to jump-start myself out of this cycle and to get find the value I know is there, but currently not believing.
If you feel like you’re in my boat right now too, then I’m going you a big hug not just because you need one, but because I need a big one too.
So we just want to thank Felicity Tse for her wonderful and thought-provoking artwork once again. We hope that for all you mental health warriors out there are inspired by Felicity’s work and if you want to contribute to our site in the future, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Expressionism By Felicity Tse
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