Polish Artist Illustrates His Fight With Depression In These Dark And Mysterious Paintings

Published 7 years ago

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

That’s exactly what polish artist Dawid Planeta did. To help himself cope with an illness, he created an imaginary world where a small man is traveling through the long forgotten jungle and meeting his weaknesses and fears presented as giant animals with glowing eyes.

The visions created by the artist has this sort of a menacing quality to them. They’re dark and mysterious, but at the same time hauntingly beautiful.

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


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


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


“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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