Depression is not easy thing to deal with, but sometimes you can take your weakness and turn it into something beautiful.


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That's exactly what polish artist Dawid Planeta did - to help himself he created an imaginary world where a small man is traveling through long forgotten jungle meeting his weaknesses and fears presented as giant animals with glowing eyes. The vision created by the artist is dark, mysterious, and very beautiful.

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Artist Create Imaginary World To Illustrate His Depression, And It's Freaking Awesome!

“One challenge at a time, I try to turn into the face of fear and tell it “you are not my master, you are the product of my self and I am your master.” I look into the monster’s eyes until it disappears. Then I am free.” ― Rohvannyn Shaw

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Tawni Warsing 2 months ago

Peace brother, from a fellow cronic depressed person. My battle has finally taken to peace time. My horror is; one day I feel courageous fearless and free. The very next day I am back to dieing inside. Thanking my maker I no longer own a gun.

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Artist Create Imaginary World To Illustrate His Depression, And It's Freaking Awesome!

“Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, both dark and bright, and they will ensnare your soul.” ― Robert Beatty, Serafina and the Black Cloak

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Helping Panda 2 months ago

All of these are pretty cool but this is my favorite!

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Artist Create Imaginary World To Illustrate His Depression, And It's Freaking Awesome!

“Allow the power to flow through you. Don’t try to capture it. You wish only to borrow it.” ― G.G. Collins

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Lua boots 2 months ago

why we cant't put 10 up arrows at once...so beautiful work and energy

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Artist Create Imaginary World To Illustrate His Depression, And It's Freaking Awesome!

“The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.” ― Floriano Martins

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Pandaman 2 months ago

So true

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Artist Create Imaginary World To Illustrate His Depression, And It's Freaking Awesome!

“If size really mattered, the whale, not the shark, would rule the waters.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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Yumeko 2 months ago

it's just amazing ..

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Artist Create Imaginary World To Illustrate His Depression, And It's Freaking Awesome!

“Stopping, sitting down and finding time for reflection are considered to be the most essential action related to fulfilling a human’s destination.” ― Sunday Adelaja

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georgia 2 months ago

The personification of crippling anxiety.

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Artist Create Imaginary World To Illustrate His Depression, And It's Freaking Awesome!

“The most important thing is this: to sacrifice what you are now for what you can become tomorrow.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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Helping Panda 2 months ago

Is this one blind? Poor owl...

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Artist Create Imaginary World To Illustrate His Depression, And It's Freaking Awesome!

“The stiller you are the calmer life is.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru

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georgia 2 months ago

I like this one. In my interpretation this portrays the calmness and contentment of solidarity. Just having your own little island in the sky to yourself. The breeze through your hair and the scent of wild flowers upon a gentle fog. All you need now are a couple cushions, bucket of food and water, a nice sketch pad and pencils or reading book. I wouldn't mind my own sky island.

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Artist Create Imaginary World To Illustrate His Depression, And It's Freaking Awesome!

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” ― J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird

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Anne Madag 2 months ago

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.” - Lucretius

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Artist Create Imaginary World To Illustrate His Depression, And It's Freaking Awesome!

“Everything you can imagine is real.” ― Pablo Picasso

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Nancy E 2 months ago

Ruellen, it is very telling that this art work is gray. Years ago, I went through a divorce & I never saw color. It was a situational depression & only lasted about 6 months, but, it was excruciatingly painful, ,so I have some personal experience . My life has been , &, still is good even though I'm taking care of a dying husband. Clinical depression has chemical changes in the brain. That's why meds help. Barbaric as it was, when I was in nursing school , I watched electric shock treatments of patients in a hospital setting. They lost memory , & sometimes their depression. Now, mental health tx is more humane.

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