EMOTIONAL DECADENCE

Jessica Violetta Emotional Decadence

PRIME is a 4 piece series that explores the themes that have developed for me in what I consider to be the “Prime” of my life (so far). As a woman in her thirties, I am encountering existentialism, maternal urges, emotional abundance, and a strong moral compass. In the paintings, I illustrate each of these themes as “natural phenomenons” with titles and imagery that honor the occurrences as beautiful, fascinating, and simply natural.

Other artwork from “PRIME” series

Moral Reign

Moral Reign

Maternal Equinox

Maternal Equinox

Existential Supernova

Existential Supernova



From the Series "PRIME"

Emotional Decadence is the indulgent experience of emotional sensitivity. Awakening to the idea that, instead of a burden or a weakness, an abundance of emotions is a sensory luxury and a beautiful part of the human journey. Here, we are in a deep and dark space but adorned by a crown of botanicals that reflect the humbling truth of life and that, just like emotions, it is fluid and fleeting. She is naked, vulnerable, but unafraid and catches streams of gold instead of tears. Her fingernails are red to symbolize the presence in her experience. She needs no consoling, this and every moment is a gift.

©2018

18x24"

Acrylic & Oil on Birchwood Panel

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