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Creation Date

Fall 2020


WHY THIS SUBJECT? I lost my best friend to suicide in October, and the worsening of his depression took over throughout COVID.

WHAT SHOULD WE KNOW ABOUT THE WORK? This is an informative piece. I want it to be like a hug, or an extended hand to people that are feeling depressed or going through a time where they feel incredibly alone. I want them to know they are not alone.

WHAT WAS YOUR PROCESS? My technique was acrylic paint. I used a regular white paint canvas and first outlined the drawing in pencil before painting it.


depression, mental health, National Suicide Hotline, "if you or a loved one may be suffering call the number below", "you are not as alone as you feel", "I'd be better off dead", "I hate myself", "I'm sorry I ruin everything", "I can't take it anymore", "I just want the pain to go away", "you'll be okay without me", "no one will miss me", "I can fake a smile no problem", "eveything has lost its appeal", "I don't sleep til noon by choice", "I don't think it's ever going to get better", "I am along!", "I'm not ever going to be enough", "I'm just tired", "It's okay to not be okay!"