B. Maxson Art Studios
Visual Artist: Paintings of Landscapes, Abstract (in acrylic and oil)

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(posted on 17 Jan 2020)

Birds...Here's a tidbit of personal information to share:  you will always see a minimum of 2 birds in my artwork or you will see 2 birds in my signature 🦅🦅 when the artwork doesn't allow for birds. Why?  For me, birds flying are a symbol of freedom. The freedom is significant in my life for several reasons. First, is freedom in my Faith, my (some would say "religion", but I prefer Faith) I am a Believer in Christ who Saved me. To me, this is significant.

Second, the birds signify freedom from depression and suicidal ideation and loneliness...and of course the problems which follow these.

Third, freedom from my fight with MS (Multiple Sclerosis). Some people consider MS, when they first here the diagnosis, to be a "death sentence".  I did not.  I was extremely glad to receive this diagnosis.  I had fought for 15 years with "unusual symptoms" and medical doctors would give me all sorts of reasons for them from "It's all in your head", to "Fibromyalgia", to "Myofacial Pain Syndrom", to...well...others with more interesting names that really didn't tell me much and didn't really "fit" but got me "out of the doctor's hair for awhile".  So, not believing these diagnosis, I pushed on to continue my search for answers.  I hit on a Neurologist who "thought outside of the box" so to speak.  After more of the usual tests and a few others which were more than "the usual", he came back with the diagnosis of "MS".  Most people cry because they are upset with this news.  I cried because I was happy to finally be validated in my own suspicions as to what I had all along for many years.  While my Multiple Sclerosis is mild and considered stable right now, there are many people who do not have this luxury. I fight...and "fly on" with every painting I can do. 🦅🦅  Thus, another reason for the birds in my paintings.  When you see a painting that you think might be one of mine...look to see if there are at least 2 birds in flight ...or... in my signature 🦅🦅