Her voice makes me close my eyes and feel that I’m within the lights in New York City.
It isn’t often that we think of death in a happy mood. I woke up in a delightful mood this morning, full if excitement and hope for life, and when stumbling across the thought of death and suffering, my cheerfulness was not one bit diminished. I thought, so what? So what if I lie dying on the ground in a no-mans-land? Everybody dies, and pain, no matter how persistent, always passes. If I survive, then all and well. If I get harmed in the process, I’ll learn to live with the scars. And if I die, then I die, everybody dies eventually, you just get to begin your adventure of afterdeath sooner than your friends. There is nothing to fear in trying new things, no fear of death, no fear of loss, just a simple fulfilment of life - making the most of it with joy.
These drawings are from a series of artworks that presents the most severe form of isolation as loneliness that is experienced when physically surrounded by other people. This is a specific form of loneliness that is involuntary and imposed upon by others, creating a state of discontent characterized by bitterness and a sense of punishment. The presence of others is what can heighten and intensify the experience of loneliness for an individual. These works depict figure groups wading in an infinite and undefined body of water. I visually portray loneliness as the experience of feeling unseen and unknown within a group.