Weaving Stories through Craft – Marnie

If I could only fly

My first night out of hospital (after 6 weeks of being treated for depression and anxiety) I painted the first watercolour painting called “If I could only fly” in a series called #cantfly.

The series of paintings was inspired by my time in hospital and the challenges (enormous ones!) I faced after discharge.  I felt extremely vulnerable and stripped bare after being in hospital for so long, and this piece came out of my feelings and fears that – even with wings – I might never fly again.  The piece shows a girl on tiptoes, leaning forward and up with her arms stretched behind her… like she’s trying to fly. The series has people in all the butterflies, in different poses, all in their quest to be free.

Find out more about Marnie, her story and her amazing art here.