spirit illness: beer
spirit illness: beer (2020) | 120cm x 90cm | acrylic, hand dyed cotton threads on raw canva
‘Spirit Illness: Beer’ was inspired by the feeling of being consumed by something beyond your control. Too much for too long and over many unwanted drunken nights, it felt like I had become the beer itself. This loss of control, chaos, and imbalance was caused by a ‘spirit illness’ that I had experienced for many years. However, the snake that once took grip on me is slithering away, showing that it won’t keep hold of me forever. Despite looking past at what’s happening with concealed eyes, the withering of the aloe flower provides a feeling that an end to this pain is coming.