Despair depicts the downward spiral of losing parts of oneself, where the self disintegrates in the chaos of reality.
The black and white vortex at the heart of the artwork brings to mind the ‘widening gyre’ once described by the poet WB Yeats and his dystopian vision – “things fall apart, the center cannot hold”. The precise red pattern that hovers above suggests that the despairing individual may still recognize and remember a past, more perfect, self.
signed by PILOTO using ArtSci Authentication™
40″ X 60″