Help Yourself

This show, by the artist Amelia Ford emphasizes the importance of self and the power of positive thinking. The artist encourages visitors to embrace their problems and emotions in order to learn and grow from them.

“It is about forgiveness, for yourself and others. It’s about realizing what really matters in life: you. You are the most important person in your life and you need to love and help yourself be the best most loving and honest person you can be.” – Amelia Ford

Through interactive art and works on paper, Amelia shares her own experiences with depression, emotional turmoil and growing from terrible experiences.

WORKS IN SHOW

Title: Pick Yourself Up

Medium: Pastel, Acrylic, on Bristol

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Year: 2017

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The large blue hand in this piece is reaching down to literally pick up the slumped, defeated figure. The artist drew this as a visual aid to herself that whenever she was ready, she could pick herself up out of that current dark place.

Title: Lady Godivas Grow

Medium: Mixed Media

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Year: 2022

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These heads placed in planters depict growth, from the ground up. Just as a tree starts small, so does the journey to self realization; and it all begins in your mind. (Hence the heads)

Title: Or You’ll Fall For Anything

Medium: Acrylic, Oil, Latex on Canvas

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Year: 2017

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Title: Help Yourself

Medium: Watercolor Acrylic on Canvas

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Year: 2017

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Title: I love You Even Though You Are An Asshole At Times

Medium: 2 Panel Painting with Acrylic, Latex and Pastel- Mixed Media Interactive Installation

Year: 2021/22

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The artist originally made this piece to hang above the bed in the room she and a former lover shared. After [said lover] refused to put up the painting, Abe moved downstairs and placed the painting above the bed in her private bedroom. The artist remained in the lower wing of the home until the relationship finally ended after 1.5 years. She wrote a message along the bottom of the painting to be read while laying down.

Title: Hold Your Head Up

Medium: Pastel, Latex, Acrylic on Canvas

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Year: 2017

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Title: Treat Yoself

Medium: Pastel, Acrylic on Bristol

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Year: 2018

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Title: Ya Gotta Be Quicker Than That

Medium: Acrylic, Watercolor, Prismacolor

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Year: 2019

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