Sidian Watson

About Sidian Watson

My name is Sidian Watson, I'm an artist based in Tucson, Arizona. I specialize in stylized realism and surrealism. I enjoy painting and mixed media works. I'm fascinated by humanity and all that's in between, people are my main subject matter. I often base my paintings on the human experience and emotions that go into that. I hope to connect with the people around me with things I create.

Sidian Watson
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Acrylic on Canvas, 2022

This is the first in a series I made on depression.

Acrylic on Canvas, 2023
Butterfly Jar

It’s weird to be emotional in public. When little things remind you of someone who is not around anymore and you get that twinge of sadness. When a tragic event comes into your life people are quick to offer their condolences, but after a while the sentiments change. Healing is a journey you’re likely to be on for a lifetime. When enough time passes though, there is a social expectation that you should be done with that journey, to be over someone or something. Sure, there is probably a point when someone should be functional, but there is no timeline for loss. We can be insensitive at times to others’ pain. To publicly grieve is so hard and it is even worse to feel like we have eyes on us. People dictate when your sadness is enough.

Acrylic on Canvas. 2021
As humans we are given one vessel to possess and dwell in during our time. Our relationships with this space are tested frequently and the turbulence present varies between those it holds. This work was made as a representation of the confines our bodies can hold on us as well as the ways in which they don’t necessarily hold us down completely. The snake while being a representation of constraint is also a symbol of rebirth. With each new battle comes a new approach on how we connect with this body we call home.

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