This piece is about my personal struggles with depression and anxiety. It is about being prescribed medication to help with these struggles but when the medication is not taken it causes symptoms of withdrawal. Life continues to go on and I have to figure out how to go on being happy for my children and deal with the daily struggles of life itself. I feel that there are many people today that can connect with these difficult topics of addiction and mental health illness.
Veronica Gonzalez was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She is currently in her third year of obtaining her BFA at Southwest School of Art. She has two children and is an Air Force Reserves veteran. She has a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and has been working as a registered nurse for over 16 years. She has always had an interest in art and felt that she needed to do something for herself since she gives so much of herself to her family. She has enjoyed every minute of the BFA program, and her current interests are printmaking and metalsmithing.