Paul, on recovery

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Paul: Artist Statement


I would like the piece to speak for itself. It is an expression of my experience with addiction.


The confusion and messiness of drug addiction. The road, stained with blood, a personal reminder of where 'middle of the road' methods will take me. Also, the subtle light starting to come through the cracks of the messiness. It was through my wounds, that the light in which I live now, was able to shine through.


The blood spilling into a heart, is a where I draw compassion and empathy from. The darkness that I had lived in, and that pain, not only allowed for light to come to me, but allows me to carry that to others.