A brain tree grows out of one's head and is decorated with allegories of a life path, totems of fears and joys, and symbols of memories collected by the owner. Always cats, now, for some reason. The cats are both ironic and iconic, I think. Head-mug. Two brains. These pieces are about mental health for all. I feel that mental health is an issue for all people, not only the mentally ill. Healthy people fall into depression, anxiety, and sometimes just have rough days. Being able to talk about it through artwork is one way to cast light on a sometimes hidden story. How are YOU doing today?! :)
This photo is poor....very blue. I need to start using my new camera. I like these girls......content with their lemons.The one on the right has whole lemons, while the lemon's of the girl on the left have been cut in half. She needs to make lemonade now. Mr. Rogers is there to help, of course.
There is two of everything, except for the girl. (Poor photo, again.) Two brains on the brain tree...... This one is very nice in person. #cats #braintree #tree #painting #art #chicagoartist #katrinadavissalazar #watermelons #smallpaintings #flowers #scissors #mr.rogers #lemons #cactus #brains #hands #birds #nametag #heart #heartart #portrait
Here more info. about the brain trees:
:It is portraits, open and real and fleshy and able to swim, frames anchored by a mermaid and a captain. It is cats with nine lives, who were on their last. It is a dirty comal for dirty eggs. It is identical crying over post office tape. It is framed geishas, in a sister’s room. It braids our hair together like bumblebees. It describes the lack of a dollhouse. It is a brain broken. It is a tree with family roots. It is replete and beautiful, with broken pieces and parts. It is whale fins and octopi. It is events happened and events predicted. It is counting and repetition. It is loss and mental fragility and happiness and beauty. It is bendable, unbreakable, honest, and searching for an audience.