The title “Self care” relates to my artwork as my work is a visual depiction of being there for yourself during troubling and difficult times. I wanted to evoke a feeling of warmth and love as the two figures held each other in an enveloping embrace. These figures represent the two sides of the human mind. The figure on the left represents the side of us that feels hopelessness and cynicism as a result of the hardships that come with life. The figure on the right represents the side of us that tells yourself to keep going, and encourages you during the hardest times when there’s nobody else. The bright light growing from within both forms is the hope that we give to ourselves, to carry on no matter what. The flora that’s growing from the center of the figures represents how loving ourselves leads to personal growth and improves our state of mind once we realize that there’s always someone there for you. The plants are growing due to the light glowing within both of the
figures, which is seen with the light touching the leaves with a morning yellow overlay. The cold hues of the hands that’s grabbing the figures below them represent the intrusive and negative thoughts that try to bring us down and conceal our inner light. Overall, this piece is a representation of how taking care of yourself and being your own number one supporter will benefit you and encourage positive personal development.