A Warm BAth
Leah · Age 12 · Wexford
Hello! My name is Leah and I am 12 years old. My painting is making an ordinary bath look extraordinary. This painting is about worries - problems basically. In our world the reality is that it’s not amazing, it has its problems but still every cloud had a silver lining, so people make the best of it. The painting depicts a girl in a bath with fish and rocks around her. Realistically if you saw a fish in your bath wouldn’t you worry about that? The painting also shows the bath water overflowing and that’s a pretty big problem, but yet she is calm and almost enjoying the experience. Between all the chaos going on she is staying calm, which is something everyone must do, to not make more chaos, like me. I have had anxiety about these kinds of things and having to live with the chaos. I moved houses nine months ago and that time was the best example of this. I had to move schools, make new friends, start new hobbies and on top of that I was going through puberty, but day by day, worry after worry, I had finally made the chaos more manageable. I have made friends, joined new clubs and everything going crazy in my head had calmed down. And that is all thanks to ART. I hope you liked reading my statement and have an EXTRAORDINARY day.