The Black Sky Opened Up

The Black Sky Opened Up by Patrick Samuel
Oil pastels on off-white paper
23x30xm approx
Original not available
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And it swallowed me whole. But the funny thing is, I let it. The darkness I’d been running from my whole life, I finally stood still and let it catch up to me.

Picking up oil pastels one late night when I couldn’t sleep, couldn’t sit, couldn’t rest. What came from that was this abyss I felt like I’d been avoiding. it’s always been there, and there’ve been times when I felt like I was standing on the edge of it, gazing into its mysterious depth. But that night in particular I wanted to be inside of it.