Helena is my inner demon who manifested physically as a malignant tumor in my left breast, the darkness in my heart that was surgically removed in April 2021.

Helena is dead

This is my 1st oil painting, a self-portrait I made at the peak of depression & self-destruction in 2016.

My subconscious somehow led me to learn how to draw/paint, & capture myself while Helena miserably took over my life. I'd like to think this is Helena's portrait.

Since then, art and psychedelics slowly but surely opened my mind and healed my soul.

So when I was diagnosed with cancer on my birthday last year, I immediately understood that the tumor was Helena trying to finally get out of me, and I was grateful. ♥

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