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