The Struggle

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“The Sruggle”(2020). Oil Sticks on paper.

Parkinson’s and the struggle within.  Now; over three years since the initial diagnosis, I question whether I have really accepted the truth of it.  One cannot argue with the physical realities of the progressive disease and this fact alone places the mind in an uncertain situation.  On the one hand it is obvious that I cannot be in denial, yet on the other I must be positive and push on.  My mental disposition drives me to push on.  However, at days end, with a body weary and mind most vulnerable, the underling conundrum remains.  Towards what am I pushing?

Author: David Carroll - Visual Artist

David is a contemporary artist using many types of media to create abstract artwork. Born in 1947 in North Wales, he migrated to Australia in 1970 with his wife and children. After many years working in the electrical trades, David went on to further his education, graduating from Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW. with a Bachelors Degree of Visual Art (Honours). David and his wife, now great-grandparents, live in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. where David works in his studio most days. His abstract artwork is inspired by memory; not so much to depict specific events but rather, to reflect emotional situations that are infused by present moments of recollection. In recent times, after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, his work has taken a new and positive direction. His 'Elemental Representions" use colour, form and symbolic motifs, to create a personal visual story line.

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