I'm an animal portrait artist and have recently started my own business, Jade J. But the piece I'm sharing with you is a sculpture I made in advanced art in school. I created a sculpture of my grandfather’s head. That represented my emotions through his face of many stories. I suffer from mental health. The hand on the head represented my depression on how it had a hold of me, nails of time wrapping around my face. The clockwork represented my life line and how I felt my clocks would stop. I never realised what any of this meant until I had to sit down and write about it in my art essay accompanying the sculpture. Art is subconscious- it works from the soul and speaks for itself. I stand for art. I stand for the lives of suffers of mental health. This sculpture shattered into loads of piecing when it was sent back from SQA. But for me, it was the beauty and the end of an era. It was, in a way, magical.