spirit illness: slump
spirit illness: slump (2020) | 90cm x 120cm | acrylic, hand-dyed cotton threads on raw canvas
Slump is when movement is stagnant and everything feels impossible. I laid for 6 months as if a ball and chain was clasped around my neck. I couldn’t get up. All senses and my sense of self were being overridden. Feeling hollow and disconnected with my spirit, I lose trust in myself as the grief from the dark red aloe flower pierces through my body. Meanwhile, a white snake coils like innards, symbolising the ancestor spirits that have made a home inside me.