Size: 11" x 14"
Medium: Pen, Coloured Pencils & Watercolour Pencils
"A jellyfish, if you watch it long enough, begins to look like a heart beating... a heart you can see right through, right into some other world where everything you ever lost has gone to hide."
Jellyfish have survived in earth’s oceans for over 550 million years without brains or nervous systems. They are the oldest multi-organ animal on earth. For millennia, they have beat rhythmically throughout the sea, like the ocean’s pulse.
I am an advocate for mental health. Through public speaking and my art, I candidly share my own story as I believe that creating dialogue around mental illness is essential in fostering a culture of health.
In August of 2017, a bunch of life events collided simultaneously and for the first time in seven years, I had a massive relapse in my mental health. Since November, I have been fortunate to be back in therapy, and I am continuing to work closely with an acupuncturist and my psychiatrist.
"Poseidon's Pulse" is a beautiful reminder to me that the ocean is still breathing, as am I.
Referenced photograph of jellyfish credit to Andy Bernhart - A Victoria based snorkeler, free diver, and underwater photographer. All of his shots are taken on a single breath.
Find him on Instagram