Have you ever been in a disagreement with someone, and it left you so frustrated and upset you couldn’t hardly see strait? It doesnt happen very often, but occasionally I feel that way.  One day when I was feeling this way, I went to my studio, got out my paints, and just let my frustrations out on the canvas.  Afterward, I felt much better.  I also had an interesting peice of art.

A year or two after painting this painting, I got a job teaching middle school art, at a very troubled middle school.  Fights were rampant, as was vandalism, and many more activities.   I used this painting as an example for the kids on how to take those feelings of anger and frustration, and put them into something more positive.  It was a way for them to express themselves, and stay out of trouble.

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