Piece description from the artist
When I created “Solitaire” I was in an interesting place. I’d recently moved across the country, away from my family and friends, to LA with my girlfriend. Things didn’t really work out so we ended up breaking up three months later. That quickly, I went from having some sort of foundation, to nothing. I was drowning myself in work and things were slowly starting to get to me. LA can be a lonely place; especially when you work in entertainment. I’m an extremely positive person, but this piece truly represents what I was feeling internally in the rare dark moments. In the same glimpse of it exposing my inner pain, sadness and loneliness, there was always my sense of optimism and I was always able to refocus on my true purpose. I definitely feel I conveyed that in the piece, as she’s emotional and crying, yet the positioning of her face shows that it’s more towards the end of her pain. I used the black and white acrylic to bring more emphasis and focus on the power of these feelings. There’s no feeling like the release from a good cry.