The Sadness - Self Portrait


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Jaeda DeWalt

Seattle, United States

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Sizing Information

Small 16.4" x 23.2"
Medium 23.3" x 33.1"
Large 33.0" x 46.9"
Note: Includes a %{border_size} white border


  • Printed on 185gsm semi gloss poster paper
  • Custom cut to three maximum sizes – A2, A1 & A0
  • 5mm white border to assist in framing
  • Tack them to your bedroom door, or frame


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Artist's Description

The Sadness is a self-portrait taken from photographic artist, Jaeda DeWalt’s, Striped Emotions series and is a part of the DeWalt Gallery collection.

Self-portrait shot using a digital camera with a remote-controlled shutter release. Hair, styling, wardrobe and make-up also done by Jaeda DeWalt.

This is the very first image in my Striped Emotions series. I am still working on the other images in this series. I like challenging myself in new ways, with my self-portraits. And i thought it would be interesting to see if i could make it look like i was interacting with myself . . . in some way.

I shot this series against a green screen. The background was taken from a photo-shoot i did at an industrial site in Seattle, Washington. The watchman was kind of enough to let me onto the grounds and gave me a tour and all access pass with my camera.

I wanted to convey the extreme sadness i feel with manic depression. Over the years i have discovered that sadness is often anger, spread really thin, masquerading as melancholy. Anger is an emotion i have a very difficult time allowing myself to feel and express, i often repress it. As a child i was not allowed to express my feelings or my anger.

There is a detachment that comes with sadness, a disconnect from the self, from the world . . . BUT i am in a good place at the present moment and i am getting better at managing the emotional tidal waves that manic depression brings.

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