Hopelessness, 2020


7″ x 5″
ink pen on bristol paper


Hopeless Art Made for Melancholics by a Melancholic

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When you’re hopeless, the void of nothingness overwhelms you. The thick black ink that overwhelms this piece of hopeless art demonstrates that overwhelm particularly well.

In this work, hopelessness consumes the self until it becomes null and void. The most dominant eye looks away from the viewer, avoiding eye-contact, stuck within themselves. It grows a million eyes to perceive and every perception is hopeless. Every ambition is met with harsh criticism. Hopeless art like this is hard to come by. No one wants to talk about it when you don’t want to get up because you see no point. Nothing seems to ever change (and that is a fact).  Nothing seems to ever pan out the way you’d hoped (this too, is fact, as far as you’re concerned). So why care?

Mentally Ill Art illustrates the unraveling of a mind and the lead-up to it’s breakdown. It is not for the light of heart, but for those who have struggled. One who is in the throws of mental illness is caged within their lack of control. Therefore, their moods and perceptions overwhelm their behaviors. In effect, no one sees the person when the illness takes center-stage, bowing as it twirls and nosedives the survivor’s entire life into chaos and destruction. Psychiatric facilities are operating at full capacity as suicidal thoughts are sweeping over humanity. Fear riddles patients who scream and laugh and weep. By visualizing our neurotic symptoms through surreal expressionism, we come to face them. When facing them, we begin a conversation. This conversation leads to healing.

This collection was drawn with Winsor & Newton ink pens on bristol paper. All ink drawings are accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

SHIPPING: To ensure protection, drawings are placed in a sleeve. Framed artwork is bubble-wrapped and boxed, unframed artwork is placed in a travel-safe envelope. A week following the purchase date, orders will be shipped.


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