Acrylic on Canvas. 40 cm x 60 cm. 2019.
Chelsie : "This work is the exploration through an emotional, expressive and reflective response to suicide. Today, suicide amongst young males is hugely increasing, and the amount of individuals affected (in all ways) by this has also increased.
Personally, having lost 4 male friends under 25 to suicide, I think this is a matter that needs to be discussed openly.
This artwork focuses specifically on my relationship, teenage adolescence and the loss of a very close, personal friend who I go way back with, since we were 13. This individual was someone whom even though we drifted, life always had a way of finding us together again. I found comfort in this, at different stages of life, knowing that I would always see him again. Now, can I still find him at the second last turn in from the end ?
The title “The second last turn in from the end” is an instruction to the place where we used to meet - so that itself is directly a memory - however it is also a concept that they had reached the end, however I have not, so I am forever not reaching that end point, thus not reaching them anymore."