25” x 25 “ Hand-drawn Gel and Ink on Digital Print
WINNER OF 2019 PROMOWEST LIVE ART COMPETITION
This piece reflects on the artists perception of his own reality; Being trapped in a beautiful abyss of student debt and financial struggle, which not even death can release him. The sharp, jagged rocks that seem to go on forever downwards, suffocate any hope of ever escaping. The dream of a brighter future waning on the fragmented light of the same obstacles that imprison him. For what once was thought to be an escape from this place was actually that which brought you here in the first place. Up is down, down is up. Hope is a prison in a place you can't escape.