Sunday, November 8, 2009

Show & Tell: "Recovery Way"

Here it is, the first work of art in my Calling All Art! Show & Tell and Giveaway. This piece is by Veggie and is called "Recovery Way."

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Veggie writes:

"Some parts of this drawing/collage are in English, others are in Ita
lian (as I am Italian), so I’m translating the Italian ones...Italic

C’è il senso sbagliato… = There’s the wrong way… (the words above 'anorexia')

… e c’è il senso vincente! = …and there’s the winning way! (the words below recovery)

Vita = Life

Problema = Problem

I am going to 'Recovery'… the road is long and hard, but it seems a wonderful place when you get it… Who’s going to join me in this way?"

Well done, Veggie! This collage drawing, "Recovery Way" is so thought provoking. It's strong and it has a clear message. It symbolizes the crossroads we all seem to reach at some point. Will we go the old way, the wrong way? Or will we choose to go the "winning" way, or the recovery way? It is the ultimate question. This piece of intelligent and challenging art asks the question we all ask ourselves at the start of recovery. Artwork that asks a question, that causes the audience to think, is so important. Thank you, Veggie for sharing your art with us. Look for it on the sidebar of my blog for the rest of the next month, and consider yourself entered in the Giveaway. :)

If you'd like to enter the Giveaway and have your art displayed here, just click here for the instructions. I will accept artwork until the end of November. I can't wait to see all of your art!


luapimoan said...

Woah...this is a really cool peice of art. I like it! And the messages are very clear - no messing around :)

Veggie said...

Thanks a lot, Arielle!!

We're always in the middle waiting... but we can choose to make a step in the right direction.

Distance doesn't matter: it's only the first step that ot's difficult.

Anorexia promises a perfect life... but it's time to know that a perfect life it's a perfect LIE!!

Let's keep on figting against anorexia... as fighting is half a winning!

Valerie said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing this artpiece, Arielle and Veggie! It is awesome! It really depicts the struggles of an eating disorder. To me, it also shows powerfully the freedom we have to choose. We CAN choose the path of health and healing.

Kia said...

Really wonderful. One of the best picture O've ever seen. I've printed it and I've put in on the wall of my bedroom. It makes me feel stronger. I want to go in the recovery direction. I'm trying...

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

I'm so glad everyone is enjoying Veggie's art. I think it is amazing as well. Veggie--you should be proud! :)

Anonymous said...

Simply... GREAT!
I wish I could draw in such a beautiful way


ghost girl said...

Good job, Veggie! I understand the pull to go back in the unhealthy direction. Quite simply, it is a tug of war with thoughts...right there in the middle of your head. Thank you for sharing this with us!