This work was both an exercise in drawing diverse crowds and a way to explore the type of energies people give off when they're in a state of distress. I find that when suffering it feels easier to hide and allow difficulties to consume you, it feels as though you're in plain sight yet no one seems to notice. I feel like this sensation can feel isolating even when it becomes apparent that if you only asked you would be helped. It was a fun experiment drawing this - and helped me be able to relax for the upcoming portfolio day at school by putting my distress on paper. So I guess I proved my idea right...
Tyler Anderson , 17 yrs
Etobicoke School of the Arts