I think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder. I feel really lethargic and low. I tried a light-lamp but that didn’t help. I thought about taking a holiday but I wanted to find a low-cost solution that I could try in London.
I read a book on colour therapy recently which talked discussed each colour at length and explained its symbolism and effect. I wanted to try incorporating colour into my paintings and plants in my subject matter.
Having grown up in tropical Singapore and Hong Kong till I was 10, I realised how much I miss the colours of the plants and vegetation. I decided to use art to recreate the vibrancy of plants. I used paintings by David Hockney as inspiration for the style, colours and design. By painting copies of Hockney, I hope to incorporate his style for my next piece. I found the process of using lots of different colours and shades to capture the tropical landscape of Hockney’s paintings really enjoyable and made me feel very awake and alert. I think working with colours has a profound effect that needs to be studied in greater depth and not just by advertising companies.
Photography: Joiners Project