Artist Depicts His Battle With Depression With 16 Dark Paintings That Will Chill You
A number of people affected annually by depression continue to climb but how each individual copes is a whole different story.
Some people seek counseling or medication. Others dive into focused activities and creative outlets.
For one Polish-based painter, art was the perfect outlet and coping mechanism. His name is Dawid Planeta and his paintings depict his personal battles and struggle with depression yet they reach the inner souls of millions upon millions of others who struggle daily with the debilitating mood disorder.
The paintings are dark and mysterious, to say the least, but they are also very elegant and quite frankly: breathtaking.
1. Before me
Large and looming.via:Dawid Planeta
2. The darkness looms.
Through the thick, dense fog.via:Dawid Planeta
3. Taking flight.
Approach those goals.via:Dawid Planeta
4. Even in the light
There is still a cloudy residue of gloom.via:Dawid Planeta
5. Face your demons
Daily. Weekly. Always.via:Dawid Planeta
6. Fear the ghost.
They're always there.via:Dawid Planeta
7. Looming pain.
There is a sense of death, always.via:Dawid Planeta
8. The fire burns.
Like a searing brightness.via:Dawid Planeta
9. All consuming
Sometimes the light is too bright.via:Dawid Planeta
10. The Nothing
Just darkness and a looming, gloomy moon.via:Dawid Planeta
11. Brace Yourself
The eyes are piercing.via:Dawid Planeta
13. Serenity in silence.
Whether it hurts or not, is the question.via:Dawid Planeta
14. In the mist
You don't know what is out there.via:Dawid Planeta
15. In the woods.
The deep, the dark, the eerie.via:Dawid Planeta
Depression can seem like an obstacle that cannot be overcome.via:Dawid Planeta