Paint Understands – Using Art to Express the Unbearable

“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint it.” – Edward Hopper We tell small children to use their words. We want to teach them to express negative feelings verbally rather than through biting, scratching or kicking. What do you do when words cannot adequately express the saddest parts of our hearts? When the darkness is so great you are swallowed in inky pain? Give them paint, brushes or a lump of clay. As an Artist, I’ve often struggled over my message and if it would be meaningful to anyone. I retreated to...

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