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36 x 46" This piece is dedicated to one of the darkest and most misunderstand aspects of society- depression. People often mistake feelings of sadness for depression, but clinical depression is a serious medical condition that cannot be treated by just attempting to be happier. Individuals with low self-esteem are more vulnerable to depression, and depressed individuals have lowered self esteem, which creates a vicious cycle. I chose to draw a large image of a city in black and white to show how overwhelmed and hopeless people can feel. There are no feet on the scale because depression can affect anyone, and it can be hard to identify individuals struggling with it. Anyone could be standing in that position, weighing the determination to live over the desire to give up because he or she does not feel accepted or valued. Charcoal
Janey Lee , 17 yrs
Oogie Art