Caroline Tavelli-Abar Moments of Joy inks and paint on paper
Night flight
2017
inks and paint on paper
c. 33 x 42 1/2 inches

Caroline Tavelli-Abar Moments of Joy inks and paint on paper
Orange wings
2017
inks and paint on paper
c. 31 x 42 1/2 inches

Caroline Tavelli-Abar Moments of Joy inks and paints on paper
a rainy day / garden
2017
inks and paints on paper
c. 42 1/2 x 31 1/2 inches

Caroline Tavelli-Abar Moments of Joy 57 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches
Galaxy
2017
57 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches
inks, paint and pencil on paper

Caroline Tavelli-Abar Moments of Joy mixed inks on paper
Silver Stars
2017
mixed inks on paper
42 1/2 x 30 1/2 inches

Silver Stars

I painted this picture in 2017.

It was my way of exploring depression. At the time, my dark handprint was a way to reach into the darkness of my mind and ward off depression.

This picture also represents a way to stop the shadows of death that almost engulfed me when I was in a catatonic state.

And the title “silver stars” represents the glimmer of hope I emerged with.

Today I am keenly aware of the movement Black Lives Matter.

In this context I see this image anew, and I am more acutely aware of, and learning about, the work left to do to stop racism and to be anti-racist.

I am also now more deeply aware of the privilege of receiving the mental health care I need to survive.

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Caroline Tavelli-Abar Moments of Joy inks on paper
Joy
2017
inks on paper
30 x 22 inches

Caroline Tavelli-Abar Moments of Joy Mixed media on paper
Samurai Snow Sail
Mixed media on paper
15x14"

Caroline Tavelli-Abar Moments of Joy Mixed media on paper
Storm
Mixed media on paper
10.5x11"

Caroline Tavelli-Abar Moments of Joy Mixed media on paper
Crystal colors
Mixed media on paper
11.25x11"