Despair

 

2011

Oil on pre-made wooden boxes with transparent acrylic lids

 

The Despair Series is a continuation of the Metaphysical Armor concept.

To ‘capture’ an idea I literally drew (or painted) using ‘nothing’. All the visual representations are illusions. Despair is an illusion. 

 

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This series is also influenced by a Brimstone in Fire song that shares its namesake.

 
Music: Mikah Azurin, Alfredo Bunye & Christian Igna
Lyrics: Mikah Azurin
 
… Escape your brain and take control
life is not found safe at home
no one else can face your plight
so smash your cage and fly outside
 
Tear up the maps and walk past the edges
out to the zones where monsters will be
they’re waiting to teach you the wisdom you’re needing
so sit at their feet and learn how to see
 
Through the lies you sow to hide your blunders
the tricks that keep your pride intact
until you leave your fear behind
there’s no escape from despair

 

These works are part of a group exhibition called Regalo at Avellana Art Gallery. The wooden boxes were given to all participants to compose with.


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