Emotions (In Red)

When I was younger I went through a phase where I thought some adults were also werewolves. That formed after I watched Gary Busey act in the cult horror hit, Silver Bullet (1988). Though Gary Busey/ Uncle Red wasn’t the werewolf, I knew something was going on there and assumed that if I started keeping tabs on all the adults that I would also discover which were going to eat me. This is also how my interest in drawing originally formed.

As I got older I would state that I got better at understanding line art. But that fact is as I got older the more I understood those that I used to think were monsters. Reflecting on the past, it was rarely anything anyone did that made me thing that but the emotions they carried on their face that would conjure these beliefs within me. In time, I  realized being an adult is harder than it appears, and emotions are an important part of communication.

In honor of the recent blood moon eclipse, I present this piece called Emotions (In Red) and it reflects the depth that emotions can impact an experience. No werewolves included.

Joseph Villarreal

Joseph is the Program Supervisor for the Eastern North Carolina Outpatient Clinics located in Greenville, New Bern, and Wilmington.  He is also part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Council (DEI) and the Peer Leadership Council (PLC).