Coping - Simply and Directly
Social media gives us all a glimpse into each others' carefully curated private lives. This is usually a false view. Much of what is shown on social media displays an outward happiness and perfection that masks the ordinary challenges and struggles within an individual and their family. This work uses a stripped down drawing style and simplified color palette to depict the artist and his family coping with various health, mental, and personal issues over the past few years. It is presented without context to allow the viewer to draw their own conclusions about what is being depicted and how the subjects felt at the time.