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I have narcolepsy and it takes me less than a minute to reach my REM sleep dreams as well as to come back to alert conscience. I think through my dreams and nightmares and can sometimes manipulate the story. This blur of sleep and awake has cause my dreams to become like memories to me.


These paintings are the reoccurring dreams I had from puberty up into my late 20s. I went to private Catholic school from kindergarten to 12th grade and was "brainwashed" to think sex and sexuality was bad and that if I sin, my soul would become dirty and I would go to hell when I die. Even though I no longer believe this and have a healthier view of life and spirituality, I can't completely shake ideas that were imbedded into my brain when I was a child.


In my teens and twenties, I had a negative voice inside my head that would be my motivation to restrict calories and over exercise in order to loose weight. Now that I'm older, I have a positive voice inside my head and I have become content with my body. I'm now in my mid 40s and it took one negative comment about me being overweight that caused that nasty voice to come back. These paintings are from me dieting by restricting calories and also from being hurt emotionally. 

Can't Let Go

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Feb 2024

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