Maybe it was due to the beginning of MCO 1.0 anxiety that I needed to unleash it onto a bigger size paper for the first time. Much like being thrown into the unknown and finding an anchor during the pandemic, this piece reflects the wilderness in my mind.
The flap represents the layers of the anxiety that was spiking throughout - some days better, other days not so great.
Title : The Wilderness Beyond Madness (Started 2020, Completed 2021)
Artist : aruznadi
Size : 29.7x21cm (Closed) / 29.7x31.5cm (Open)
Medium : Gel Ink, Ink Brush on Kraft Paper
Price : RM 550 (without frame) / RM 580 (with frame)
A little bit about the artist
Dian Azura thinks of herself as an alien robot who learns to communicate with the world through art where her hands/fingers function separately from the rest of her being.
As a pattern thinker, visualising is often a struggling process unless it’s archived in the memory bank. An irony since she’s trained as a Graphic Designer.
The art making is often a very tactile and sensory overload journey where she gets to analyse how her brain works during the highs and lows of her mood swings. In many ways, art empowers her to manage her expectations without getting stuck in the blackhole.
As āruznadi, she’s on a mission to turn her pain, battle scars and wounds into something ugly beautiful. And, by owning her darkness, art is now where she feels most at home.
“By owning my darkness, art has been my home.” - āruznadi