Schizophrenic man plagued with creatures in his mind he couldn't get away from and using a knife, cutting into his own hands, man so off his face he smashed the windscreens of about ten cars along one street with his own head, who I sat with in hospital afterwards helpless, a woman who was glassed on the face but her only concern was getting back to her kids at home, man hung himself on the back of his bedroom door with an electrical cord alone, girl with her legs trapped under the dashboard after an accident, transgender with mental illness just needing someone to sit and talk with her, David who hit people over the head in the park randomly??, mother crying in the gutter after her son had beaten up his girlfriend, mentally ill woman unconscious in her apartment hypoglycemic, children running barefoot in an area with loads of needles, overdosing heroin addict, young girl like 12 year old with chroming marks around her mouth and off her face, children watching T.V. like nothing was happening while Mum had blood oozing from her face where Dad had beaten her up, a man dead for days in a busy apartment block and nobody had noticed until there were flies on the window. These were some of the people.
It is ugly and not subtle, but it is these images I will probably keep weaving into my artwork as I go along? A lot of people don't understand subtle anyway when it is not something they have seen in the real world before or chose not to see it and I can understand why people turn away - screw up their nose and say why don't you paint nice pictures. Hmmm, why don't I?