Matthew McCain “Top Shelf”


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Acrylic, Spray and Poured Paint on Canvas. Measures 30″x24″.

Addiction is hard. But regret is harder. I learned that the hard way. By the time I was 18, I had already been hospitalized for two drug overdoses, forced to attend AA and in rehab for substance abuse and was eventually homeless. My dreams of heading off to college with my friends and making it my dreams come true out in Hollywood felt like just that: a dream. One that would never come true. It was along struggle and took many years, but eventually I found my way back. I’m a firm believer that you can find your way back, but you won’t get it all back. I’ve learned to accept that. I’ve also learned that your past doesn’t have to be your future and it doesn’t have to be something you’re ashamed of if you learned from it. Unlike 10 years ago when I was scrapping the bottle of the barrel, today I am able to periodically get something from the top shelf while not being afraid to be honest and open about my past and a Chanel perfume bottle filled with prescription medication couldn’t be a better representation of the promise of tomorrow embracing the lessons learned from yesterday”.

-Matthew McCain