Dena Cosby, artist
Acrylic on canvas
My piece is an Osage female, made up of facial characteristics of my own daughter that suffers from depression and a friend’s daughter who did as well and is no longer with us. I reflected on God with the sun in the picture shining on the woman. I also created this art piece during quarantine to keep my own spirits up. I believe that art is the best way to deal with mental health. Beneath COVID-19 are many other layers of difficulties our Osage community faces such as mental health issues, mourning losses, chemical dependencies, domestic violence, and child abuse. COVID-19 isn’t helping any of this, but ART is and always will!
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