Although I’m sure this painting is probably going to stimulate some negative thoughts, my intentions in creating this painting was not to glorify something that is obviously horrible, but to bring to light something that seems to be plaguing the world. Prior to experiencing depression for myself, it was difficult for me to understand why anyone would choose to take their own life. It wasn’t until I experienced depression for the first time a couple years back that I could fully understand the thought process behind why it was that anyone would choose this path. Depression is something I hope to never have to confront again, however I’m glad I had the opportunity to experience it once. It has made me more sympathetic of people who are going through it as well as made me appreciate the happiness that I once took for granted.

Oil on Panel 40×10