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Creation Date

Fall 2020


WHY THIOS SUBJECT? I wanted to create a piece raising awareness to those struggling with mental health and those around them having the ability to help.

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT THE WORK? Everything has a meaning, symbolizing something. The bright spot on the daffodil represents a spotlight to show that light has been found in the darkness, and it's spreading from the top to show the power of helping others. The flowers each have a meaning, on the bottom I places a yellow carnation (rejection, disappointment), a black rose (death), a cypress flower (despair, sorrow), orchid (“I’m sorry”), an orange lily (hatred, disdain), and the black dahlia (betrayal dishonesty) to represent all the negative feelings. On the top you see a red rose (love), sunflower (happy, prosperity, romance), blue iris (faith, hope), gladiolus (strength), alstroemeria (friendship), and a lavender lilac (peace) to represent the positivity from the helping friend. The flower sprouting from the darkness is a daffodil, representing rebirth.

WHAT WAS YOUR PROCESS? I used Procreate to sketch the piece out and make the final design with color. I used a soft brush to create the glow for the center and I used the curves adjustment to give the flowers on the bottom that darkness look they have.


mental health, flowers, "whatever the reason, I'm glad you're here. No need to do it along anymore." Suicide Prevention Lifeline, telephone number