I suffer with depression, like many others. Last year while having a low period ended up at the sea with a friend one evening. I was hit by this overwhelming feeling of being very alone and very small. It is how I often feel when near the ocean. I think the vast size of it has that impact on me, but in that moment it was intensified massively by the time I was currently going through. The feeling was quite bleak.
I wanted to attempt to capture some of that feeling in this painting. It ended up becoming quite a personal experience, and I think while this painting is based off of quite a low point in my life, the outcome has been relatively positive.
So here is Sedna, Lady of the Sea