We had a chat with artist Lee Agius to talk about her most recent exhibition 'The Art of Mental Health Strength Cards', inspiration and her work.
Describe yourself in one sentence
I am a curious, passionate, and self-enquiring person who seeks personal growth for myself and others.
What is your chosen medium(s) and why?
I would say mixed media as I am always exploring new art mediums that facilitate personal expression.
What/who inspires you?
People who seek to better themselves, the community who support one another and the constantly ever-changing aspects of nature all inspire me.
Tell us the back story of your Exhibition.
The exhibition is a combination of concepts from a group program that I facilitated some years ago. In the program, I invited participants to challenge their belief systems with a new and more positive perspective. Additionally, I extracted quotes that I have used and written from my personal journal. I have always wanted to create my own deck of strength cards that can connect people to their inner wisdom, challenging their inner critic in a positive way.
What do you want people to take away from your Exhibition?
I would like people to be able to take away the idea that we can reframe our thoughts and perspectives and that there are always going to be highs and lows in life and that is okay. You can continue down the same path that does not bring you happiness or you can adopt new beliefs and change old thought patterns by constantly practising positive affirming affirmations.
Who are your favourite artists?
Japanese artist Yoyoi Kusama and French artist Louise Bourgeois. Both are determined woman artists who faced adversity and turned into something beautiful.
Where do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
I see myself clearly, as semi-retired from work but still very involved in the daily aspects of my creativity and running blissful, wholesome creative and yoga based retreats for people in the countryside.
Instagram: @artfulwarriorr (yes two rr’s at the end)