Title

Wicked Game

Creator

Roos, Scott

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Year

2010

Work Type

drawing

Material/Technique

Pen, ink and wash, crayon

Dimensions

12 x 9 in.

Filename

http://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/images/_img__24_31604.jpg

Artist Statement

For the majority of my life I have suffered from a severe lack of confidence and overwhelming self-doubt, which evolved into depression by the time I entered high school. I always felt like an outcast, that despite my many friends, there was nowhere I belonged. The fear of being labeled as a "mental case" kept me from expressing these feelings with anyone. Strongly in denial, I ignored my better judgment and did not seek the help I needed. My depression ate away at me like acid everyday. It rocked me to my core. Whenever anything went wrong, no matter how insignificant, I viewed it as a punishment from God. I thought I had done something in my past which justified this misery. I escaped in music as I spilled my heart into drawings and filled sketchbooks with images of my darkness. For almost a year now, I have managed to contain this blackness but at times I feel it tearing my insides and trying to escape. This exhibition details my self-induced isolation.

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Citation

Roos, Scott, “Wicked Game,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 23, 2014, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/1538.