Andrea Edstrom binds messy moments with unamused faces. The psychedelic portraits of men and women achieve a moody mist of discomfort and are drizzled in light humor. The tragicomedy forms are created with loud hues, sporadic strokes, and loose lines. Stretched out eyes and elongated mouths and necks dangle hints of irritation, hostility and resentment felt from misfortunes. The paintings give a chance for the onlooker to reveal their own past tension of ‘no one knows how it feels’. At one time or another we all experienced unexplained and bad circumstances which might leave us in a raw state of mind, with lingering questions of why. I tend to gravitate to organic illustrations and forms that are unnatural or distorted. To give and create something unseen from within is a gift.