Hurt-Visit the Grand Canyon; oil on canvas, gouache on board in frame / 36×18 / Montana Black
The image of the Grand Canyon was added to this piece to illustrate an experience I had. During these past couple of years I have been dealing with bouts of deep depression. I won’t go into why, but during one of these episodes I found relief from my hurt by looking at the Grand Canyon. As I was looking, I had a moment of clarity and serenity. All the negative mind chatter stopped and I was able to take breath. The Grand Canyon mini painting is placed over my subjects face to illustrate the healing power of that beautiful place to stop the hurt for a moment just by gazing at it even if it is only in your mind.