I started this series shortly after new year and I set out to find a new, updated aesthetic for how the different mental states of bipolar disorder feel. It's a constant battle between trying to dislodge myself from cemented-like depression and desperately trying to slow down the momentum that precedes manic episodes. I love these pieces, but they are just stepping stones to my new work (not yet published). I found a similar way to portray the different states that uses some of these elements but in a different way. I'll always look fondly back on these paintings, they feel very solid and cake-like.