Take a breath
And take control
Know that even when you’re free
You still have to get up and leave
The mess you’ve been in
The darkness you’ve lived in
The blood-like stains, his deliberate pose and determination speaks to anyone who has severed ties from a bad situation, but still bore the stains and scars even when they were free. This painting was largely done intuitively, and it was only when friends gave me feedback I realized the reasons behind my instinctive choices.
Show off this puppet’s determination on a print, phone case or iPad case, or share his display of strength in a card.