Artist statement:

Asleep In The Deep is a body of work that explores the idea of mental illness as a slumber at the deepest darkest part of the ocean, where one has become so accustomed to the deep, they have achieved aquatic respiration. I have taken inspiration from my own mental illness and the fragile beauty of the deep sea to create each painting. This work was made with acrylic paint to allow me to quickly capture the feeling of each painting before it dissipated.