Cactus Gallery LA
CONSUMED by artist Tammy Kushnir
Acrylic on canvas, framed to 13" x 17"
Artist statement: My work focuses on the instability of emotions and often mental illness. In this case, using a house as a metaphor for dealing with issues that arise from the past, present, or dealing with future events.
The house is built on an unsteady foundation and serves as a personification of human emotions painted in a primitive form (such as our emotions are primitive and instinctual). Dealing with the darkness, for some, even being in what can be considered an environment of safety, can be painful and leave them feeling alone. Issues such as depression, or isolation can cause distortion of a once beautiful space. For some it never was a beautiful space to begin with. Hopefully my pieces resonate with the various emotions the viewers feel and help them through the darkness that they may be experiencing.
20% of the proceeds will be donated to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)