Self Talk

By: Stacy L. Schwartz

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Artist Statement

If only we all could learn to see the positives within ourselves? This artwork represents the personal inner turmoil I go through within myself. I deal with depression, high anxiety, self doubt, an eating disorder and Dyslexia daily. It was a hard journey, but rewarding to go through this experience.While the positive words are plentiful and always represented in the art itself, they are not as easy to read as the negative words are and definitely not if you were to recall in real life. The negative words are well defined in bright white. They are easily chanted through my head, often making them seem true. The use of the yarn and zipper ties the whole thing together while allowing them to be separate at the same time.