This is a personal piece for me since I struggled under the weight of addictions for years. Substance abuse was the way I coped with the pain I endured as a child...a very ineffective coping mechanism indeed!
I used dark colors to depict the weight and the pain that addictions have on our souls. It is a heaviness and a darkness that can only be known by a fellow addict.
Addictions have a debilitating effect on the psyche and spirit of a person. They deaden our senses and dull our perceptiveness. We see the world through different eyes...many times eyes of apathy and depression when we are living under the weight of our addictions.
I created this drawing to bring awareness to the fact of the pain that addictions bring to life. Many times we believe they are a means of escape when in reality they are a road to destruction. It is my hope that this drawing will bring to light the devastation addictions cause in the lives of those who suffer.
Here are some of the products created with my drawing entitled Addictions:
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