Conceptual Series: Depression


I have been work­ing on a con­cep­tu­al series address­ing an out­siders view of Depres­sion (total of 5 pieces). Note, I am not depressed and I do not have a direct loved one who is depressed, but the next lay­er of my cir­cle has lost two peo­ple to this very sad men­tal ill­ness. The loss has been on my mind a lot late­ly, so as an artist, I cre­at­ed these pieces to get those feel­ings out.


The largest piece fea­tur­ing three fig­ures is the focal piece of the series. From my point of view I wit­nessed the demeanor of the first fig­ure and very briefly the feel­ings por­trayed in the sec­ond fig­ure, but appar­ent­ly behind closed doors these poor souls were feel­ing the sor­row of the third fig­ure and I had no idea. The main piece is enti­tled Cam­ou­flage Smile (VERY TOP). 

The piece with two fig­ures in enti­tled Human Shield (MIDDLE IMAGE) — mean­ing, please let me be yours. The third small­er piece is enti­tled Dis­en­gaged (BELOW).


I will post the oth­er two pieces as I fin­ish them. I hope you enjoy the work.

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  1. Very thought­ful & per­cep­tive insights Bran­di. You are right — it’s a very pri­vate con­di­tion and peo­ple wear masks all the time.

    • Thank you so much for respond­ing Tina. You are exact­ly right and I am not sure if I would have known that I could have helped. The peo­ple that I knew had won­der­ful friends and fam­i­ly sur­round­ing them. As an out­sider, I feel very help­less with this one.

      xoxo — Brandi

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